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Daniel Prinz

Daniel Prinz

Country Programme Manager for Ethiopia

Education

PhD Health Policy and Economics, Harvard University, 2021
BA Mathematical Economics, Brown University, 2012

Daniel joined the IFS in 2021. He is Country Programme Manager for Ethiopia in the Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries. His research covers topics in public finance, including social insurance, taxation, and inequality.

Academic outputs

Journal article
We analyze how shutdown policies affected unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. We use proxy data from Google Trends to disentangle the effects of six policies. State-level policies caused 12.4% of unemployment insurance claims early on. Restaurant limits and non-essential business closures ...
Journal article
There is substantial geographic heterogeneity in healthcare spending in Hungary. Labor income is positively associated with public healthcare spending. Positive relation between income and healthcare spending also exists within counties. Labor income is negatively associated with mortality.

Reports and comment

Report
Taxes can be used to better align the private costs and benefits of motoring with the social costs and benefits. This report sets out some key issues and policy options for ‘green’ motor taxes in SSA. It provides an overview of the principles of motor taxation, describes the policy context in ...
Report
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit sub-Saharan African economies hard, exacerbating debt and debt servicing cost issues that a range of countries in the region – including Ghana and Nigeria – already faced. This report examines the fiscal context in sub-Saharan Africa and the issues and options for ...

Presentations

Presentation
Presented "The Early Labor Market Impacts of COVID-19 in Developing Countries: Evidence from High-Frequency Phone Surveys" at the 5th Annual IZA/World Bank/NJD/UNU-WIDER Jobs and Development Conference: Better Jobs for Development.
Presentation
Presented "The Impact of Payroll Tax Subsidies: Theory and Evidence" at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.