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Richard M. Bird

Richard Bird

    Richard M. Bird

    Professor Emeritus of Economic Analysis and Policy

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    Richard Bird is Professor Emeritus at Rotman; Senior Fellow of the Institute for Municipal Governance and Finance, Munk School of Global Affairs; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Andrew Young School of Public Policy in Atlanta; and Adjunct Professor, Australian School of Taxation and Business Law in Sydney. He has lectured and published extensively on tax and public finance issues in many countries. He currently chairs the Advisory Group of the International Centre for Tax and Development at the Institute for Development Studies (UK).

    Academic Positions

    2001-2004  Visiting Professor of Law; Harvard University
    1999-  Distinguished Visiting Professor; Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Georgia State University

    Non-Academic Positions

    2003-  Adjunct Fellow;International Tax and Investment Center
    2003-  Fellow;C.D.Howe Institute

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay?; Bird,R., E. Slack; McGill-Queens University Press; 2017; Pages: 311 pp.
    • Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health; Bird, R., Slack, E., eds.; Institute of Public Administration of Canada; 2015; Pages: 215 pp.
    • Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?; RM Bird, and J Martinez-Vazquez; Edward Elgar; 2013; Pages: 450 pp.
    • A Tale of Two Taxes: Property Tax in Ontario; RM Bird, E Slack and A Tassonyi; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; 2012; Pages: 275 pp.
    • The VAT in Developing and Transitional Countries; RM Bird and PP Gendron; Cambridge University Press; 2007; Pages: 300 pp

    Honors and Awards

    2017  Lifetime Contribution Award; Canadian Tax Foundaton
    2013  Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award; Canadian Tax Foundation
    1978  Fellow; Royal Society of Canada
    1997  Douglas Sherbaniuk Award; Canadian Tax Foundation
    2006  Daniel M. Holland Award; National Tax Association

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Current research interests include tax policy, tax administration, local finance and intergovernmental fiscal relations particularly in developing countries.  

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