Evan Kresch

  • Assistant Professor of Economics

Education

  • BA (summa cum laude); University of California, Berkeley; 2010
  • MA, Columbia University, 2012 
  • PhD, Columbia University, 2016 

Biography

Evan Kresch conducts research in the fields of development economics, public finance, and environmental economics. His current research focuses on the institutional barriers to water and sanitation provision, the health and behavioral effects of natural resource management, and the improvement of public procurement in developing countries. He teaches classes in development economics and principles of economics.

Fall 2021

Principles of Economics — ECON 101
Seminar: Institutions and Development — ECON 409

Spring 2022

Intermediate Macroeconomics — ECON 251
Seminar: Institutions and Development — ECON 409

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Evan Kresch Presents at Annual Conference on Taxation

December 3, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented "Do Bigger Legislatures Lead to Bigger Government? Evidence from a Brazilian Municipal Council Reform" on November 19, 2021 at the 114th Annual Conference on Taxation, "Improving the U.S. Safety Net," sponsored by the National Tax Association (NTA). The paper was co-authored by Rodrigo Schneider (Skidmore College); Henrique Veras (Centre College); and Mark M. Walker '22 (Oberlin College).

Evan Kresch Presents at the ABDI-IFS Conference

November 10, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented, “Sanitation and Property Tax Compliance: Analyzing the Social Contract in Brazil,” at the ABDI-IFS Conference on October 28, 2021.

Evan Kresch presents research at Skidmore College

April 30, 2021

"Story of the Hurricane: Government, NGOs, and the Differences in Post-Disaster Relief," was presented virtually by Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch at Skidmore College in New York on April 22, 2021.

Evan Kresch featured in interview

October 15, 2020

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch's work was recently highlighted in an interview by the American Economic Association

Evan Kresch Publishes

August 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch's paper "The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector" was published recently in the American Economic Journal.

 

Evan Kresch Presents Papers

July 30, 2020

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented a paper, "Another Seat at the Table: Municipal Council Size and Local Taxes in Brazil," on July 23 at the Virtual LAC Development Seminar .

Professor Kresch also presented "The Story of a Hurricane: Local Government, NGOs, and Post-Disaster Assistance" on July 28 at the 2020 Bolivian Conference on Development Economics.

Evan Kresch Presents at Conference

October 22, 2019

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented, "Political Determinants of Public Service Investments: Evidence from Brazilian Elections" at the Sustainability & Development Conference, Oct. 11, 2019, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
 

Evan Kresch Presents at Research Seminar Series

October 16, 2019

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented, "Greener on the Other Side? Spatial Discontinuities in Property Tax Rates and Their Effects on Tax Morale" October 3, 2019 at the Macalester College Economics Department Research Seminar Series.

Evan Kresch Presents at Economic Development Seminar

April 29, 2019

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch was invited to present, "Greener on the Other Side? Property Tax Collection and Horizontal Inequality" at the Spring 2019 Economic Development Seminar at Michigan State University, April 24, 2019.
 

John Duca and Evan Kresch Participate in Conference

April 5, 2019

Economics faculty participated in the 15th International Conference of the WEAI at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 21-24, 2019. Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca and Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch chaired, presented, and discussed papers.

Evan Kresch Presents at Bolivian Conference on Development Economics

December 4, 2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented his paper at the ninth annual Bolivian Conference on Development Economics November 29 through 30, 2018.

Evan Kresch Presents at Univeristy of Pittsburgh

November 21, 2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented a paper "Greener on the Other Side? Spatial Discontinuities in Property Tax Rates and their Effects on Tax Morale" at the University of Pittsburgh.

Evan Kresch Presents at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

November 3, 2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented a paper on November 3, 2018, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Evan Kresch Presents at Conference

July 19, 2018

Evan Kresch, assistant professor of economics, presented on development economics at the June 2018 World Bank's Annual Bank Conference.

Evan Kresch Presents Paper

November 21, 2017

Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented the paper, “Greener on the Other Side? Spatial Discontinuities in Property Tax Rates and Their Effects on Tax Morale” on November 8-10, 2017 at the National Tax Conference. Kresch also served as a discussant at the conference.

Assistant Professor Evan Kresch Presents, Discusses

April 26, 2017

Assistant Professor Evan Kresch both presented a paper "(Not So) Gently Down The Stream: River Pollution and Health in Indonesia" and was a discussant at the Midwest International Economic Development Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.