Paolo de Renzio is 2021/22 Policy Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where he is working on a proposal for a new way of thinking about public finance and fiscal policy that is better suited to tackle some of the most pressing issues that societies around the world face, from growing inequality to climate change, to the lack of trust in governments. Previously, Paolo worked as senior research fellow at the International Budget Partnership, where he led the Tax Equity Initiative and coordinated research on public finance, budget justice and fiscal openness. He has also worked as an economist in the Ministry of Finance of Papua New Guinea, as a public sector specialist with UNDP in Mozambique, and as a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission and various other donor agencies and international NGOs. Paolo holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and a Masters from the London School of Economics, where he also holds a regular visiting faculty position.