Justine Knebelmann is a MIT Postdoctoral Associate, working with J-PAL’s Digital Identification and Finance Initiative. She completed her PhD at the Paris School of Economics in 2021. Her research is mostly centered around administrative and fiscal capacity in developing countries. In ongoing work on property taxation in Senegal, she studies the implications of giving government agents discretion in assessing the tax base. In other projects, she studies VAT evasion in Uganda, and municipal service provision in The Gambia.