Tasha Fairfield specializes in the areas of taxation, business politics and Latin American inequality and politics. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Before arriving at LSE, she was a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute.  Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and the International Center for Tax and Development (ICTD) at the University of Sussex Institute for Development Studies. She is currently a member of ICTD’s Resource Allocation Group.