Simone Paci is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. His primary research area is the political economy of taxation, from both the comparative and the subnational vantage point.
His dissertation project focuses on the comparative politics of tax noncompliance by the rich and its impact on redistribution. His published works include a study of status and war in the context of the Italian unification (forthcoming in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, co-authored with Nicholas Sambanis and William Wohlforth).
Simone Paci received his B.A. in political science and economics from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to enrolling at Columbia, he worked as a research assistant to Nuno Monteiro (Yale University) and Nicholas Sambanis (University of Pennsylvania), and as a research trainee at ISPI (Istituto di Studi Politici Internazionali) in Milan, Italy.