This research is looking into how we can maximise efforts to collect property tax and whether or not councils are better off by delegating this task to tax authorities. If the answer to this question is yes, then ways in which we can encourage the tax authorities to maximise efforts to collect this tax will be addressed. The project with also be looking to uncover the different forms of resistance to the property tax and how these are to be surmounted. What are the political factors in play? How do you ameliorate tax compliance especially with respect to major property owners?


Kelly Labart

Bassirou Sarr

Bassirou Sarr is a PhD candidate in Economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His research focuses on development economics, public finance and applied economics. Bassirou holds an MSc in Analysis and Policy Economics from the Paris School of Economics-EHESS and a BA in Mathematics from Carleton College.

Damas Hounsounon