I'm a political scientist specialising in the politics of taxation and informal institutions, the political economy of development, and conflict and statebuilding.

I am a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) at the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex) and a Senior Research Associate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (University of Toronto). At the ICTD, I lead the research programme on informality and tax with Max Gallien.

I completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto and have mixed methods and experimental research experience in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.

I am the recipient of the Vincent Lemieux prize, recognizing the best PhD thesis in political science in Canada (2019-2020), and I received honourable mention for the African Politics Conference Group Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award (2021). In 2020, I was named one of the TaxCOOP's 35 leaders of the future.

For interest in collaboration or to view my CV, please contact me directly.

Email: v.vandenboogaard@utoronto.ca

Twitter: @Vvandenboogaard

Pronouns: She/ her