His research, which focuses on the deeper meanings behind Latin America’s history of taxes, was recently posted on the site.
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Ondetti’s parents immigrated to the United States from Argentina in 1960. That sparked his interest. Some of the key questions came about during his 10 years of work on taxation in Latin-American countries. Why is taxation heavier in Brazil than Chile? Why is it heavier in Argentina than in Mexico?
His central research question is: Why do some countries tax their citizens more heavily than others?
“A lot of people find taxation boring because it can be highly technical,” he said. “But it’s a political process. You can understand many other things about a country by studying taxation.”
Congratulations, Dr. Ondetti.