- IU Bloomington
Denvil Duncan is an economist whose primary research focuses on the causes and consequences of tax evasion. His research has explored the impact of tax evasion opportunities on income inequality, labor supply, risk taking behavior, and tax incidence. He has also written on the subjects of shadow economic activity, tax morale, and tax competition, with his work published in top journals such as the European Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the National Tax Journal, and International Tax and Public Finance.
Another branch of Duncan's research explores the political acceptability of using road mileage user-fees to finance road construction, repair, and maintenance. Duncan and a team of researchers at Indiana University fielded a survey providing impactful information on the level and intensity of support for road mileage user-fees in the United States. Data from the survey has also been used to identify design features that affect the acceptability of mileage user-fees.