Dina D. Pomeranz

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Dina Pomeranz is an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, specializing in public policies towards firms and entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Her research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review and the Tax Administration Review and has been featured in media outlets including CNN, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Pomeranz is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and of the HBS Social Entreprise Initiative. Besides her academic interests, she serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice.


Dina Pomeranz is an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, specializing in public policies towards firms and entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Her research is at the intersection of public finance and development economics and has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review and the Tax Administration Review and has been featured in media outlets including CNN, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Pomeranz is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a member of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and of the HBS Social Entreprise Initiative. Besides her academic interests, she serves on the board or advisory board of a number of social enterprise ventures committed to translating research into practice.

Professor Pomeranz’s research focuses on public finance in developing countries. In particular, she has conducted large-scale randomized field experiments about tax evasion by firms and about determinants and impacts of formal savings for low-income microentrepreneurs. In current work, she is analyzing the impact of tax subsidies and public procurement regulations on investment and growth of SMEs in emerging markets. Prior to joining HBS, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, with a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and BA and MA degrees in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Beyond her research, Dina Pomeranz has been active in a variety of organizations, including as a consultant to Ernst & Young, the World Bank, the Chilean and Ecuadorian Tax Authorities, and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. She serves on the board of Evidence Action and TAMTAM-Together Against Malaria and on the advisory board of Instiglio and IDinsight. 

Dina D. Pomeranz In the News

 
28 Oct 2014
BBC Business Daily
13 Jan 2014
Yahoo! Finance
26 Dec 2013
Wall Street Journal
06 Nov 2013
Financial Access Initiative
06 Sep 2013
Economics Malaysia
24 Oct 2012
HBS Working Knowledge
04 Feb 2013
World Bank Blogs
01 Jan 2013
Participant
16 Nov 2012
My Bank Tracker Money
01 May 2012
Financial Access Initiative
01 Jan 2012
Schweizerische Studienstiftung
01 Jan 2011
Rand Behavioral Finance Forum Bulletin
25 Jan 2010
Financial Access Initiative