Denvil R. Duncan

Associate Professor

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  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2010
  • M.Sc., University of the West Indies, Mona, 2003
  • B.Sc., University of the West Indies, Mona, 2001


  • Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Tax Policy Analysis


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.

Duncan joined O'Neill's faculty in 2010.


  • Recipient of $90,800 award to study public opinion about alternative ways of financing road infrastructure in Indiana
  • Testified before joint committee in Indiana State Legislature on alternative financing options for road construction, maintenance and repair
  • Visiting Scholar at the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
  • Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany
  • Affiliate Faculty of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University
  • Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies, Mona
  • Research associate at the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany

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