Richard M. Bird
Richard Bird is Professor Emeritus at Rotman“in memorium”; 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).
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Georgia State University
Adjunct Fellow, International Tax and Investment Center
Fellow, C.D.Howe Institute
Selected Publications - Books and Chapters
Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay?
McGill-Queens University Press
Pages: 311 pp.
Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health
Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Pages: 215 pp.
Taxation and Development: The Weakest Link?
Pages: 450 pp.
A Tale of Two Taxes: Property Tax in Ontario
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Pages: 275 pp.
The VAT in Developing and Transitional Countries
Cambridge University Press
Pages: 300 pp
Research and Teaching Interests
Current research interests include tax policy, tax administration, local finance and intergovernmental fiscal relations particularly in developing countries.
Honors and Awards
Lifetime Contribution Award, Canadian Tax Foundaton
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award, Canadian Tax Foundation
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Douglas Sherbaniuk Award, Canadian Tax Foundation
Daniel M. Holland Award, National Tax Association