img_8204I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Illinois State University. My research focuses on the field of public economics, especially on tax avoidance, growth effects of tax reforms, and decentralization.

I am currently working on:

  • Taxpayer responses to third-party income reporting, especially Form 1099-K
  • The impact of a value-added tax on firms’ productivity, investment, and avoidance behavior
  • The economic impact of decentralization

I am grateful to the National Science Foundation and Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for research grants and to the Internal Revenue Service for research collaboration and access to tax returns data.

You can find more about my research here and my teaching here.

Contact Information:

Department of Economics
Stevenson Hall 425
Campus Box 4200
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4200
Email: badhik1@ilstu.edu