Taxation Analysis in Togo and Benin

Government revenue mobilization remains a major development challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. ECOPA is commissioned by the World Bank with analyzing taxation in Togo and Benin with the aim of producing reform options. The intervention includes the following components: Analysis of trends and composition of revenues (by tax and by industry), and estimation of revenue elasticity […]

Taxation challenges in Togo and Benin

ECOPA has been selected by the World Bank to carry out an exciting intervention on tax revenue mobilization in Togo and Benin. In this post, Léa Bousquet and Charles Vellutini (see ECOPA Team) summarize key challenges and issues at the outset of the project. Background and context Mobilizing government revenue is at the core of the […]

Measuring tax evasion of individuals in the European Union

For the European Commission (DG TAXUD), in collaboration with Economisti Associati and Case, ECOPA is leading a study on the assets held by individuals in tax havens and the corresponding foregone taxes for the EU member states. Global and country macroeconomic data, as well as data from recent leaks (Panana Paper, Paradise Papers, etc.), are […]

Tax Incentive Analysis in Cape Verde

ECOPA has been commissioned by the World Bank to analyze Cape Verde’s tax incentive system. This project includes the calculation of Marginal Effective Tax Rates by industry and tax regime, as well as an estimate of the fiscal cost of the incentives. A methodology for appraising the cost-benefit balance of incentives is also developed. For […]

Léa Bousquet joins ECOPA

We are thrilled to announce that Léa Bousquet is joining us. Léa graduated from ENS Cachan, one of France’s top grandes écoles, and obtained her PhD in economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris School of Economics. Léa will join our economic analysis group and will participate in our projects in taxation, trade and […]

ECOPA and EA are visiting the OHADA Secretariat

June 12-16 – Yaoundé, Cameroon As part of the impact evaluation of the OHADA investment climate advisory program, ECOPA and Economisti Associati teams will visit the OHADA Secretariat in Yaoundé. Among other impact assessment techniques, ECOPA is implementing the Synthetic Control Method for this intervention, with a specific development on Stata.

ECOPA recrute un économiste orienté données

ECOPA recrute un économiste orienté données. Jeunes diplômés de grandes écoles ou d’un cursus universitaire en stats et/ou économétrie, postulez si vous êtes passionné par la donnée et souhaitez évoluer dans un environnement dynamique et hautement qualifié.  

Assessing the impact of the OHADA Investment Climate Advisory Program

In association with Economisti Associati, ECOPA is leading the evaluation of the World Bank’s investment climate advisory services to the OHADA zone. This includes the use of the Synthetic Control Method for isolating the impact of the program on key impact indicators such as job creation, investment and business registration. For the World Bank (2017).

Corporate income tax simulations in Indonesia

ECOPA was commissioned by the World Bank to build a micro simulation model for CIT analysis in Indonesia. Working closely with the tax administration, ECOPA is building a micro level database with optimal sampling, including incentives, tax holidays and preferential rates. The objective of the project is to project the revenue impact of a set […]

Prezzu 3.10.0 is available: business rules only, quantities as proxy to traffic, and more

This update delivers new exciting features: Pricing modes now include a “Business rules only” project setting. With this setting, a project does not use Prezzu’s sophisticated optimization tricks — only alignment on competition prices or cost (within bounds) and “magic” (magnetic) prices. If no alignment rules are provided, “optimal” prices are the existing reference prices, […]