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James R. Hines Jr., CESifo guest in April 2014

Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship

James R. Hines Jr. is this year’s recipient of the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship, a prestigious award honouring scholars in public finance. As part of the award, Mr Hines will deliver the sixth Richard Musgrave Lecture in Munich on April 24. Before speaking on “International Taxation and National Interests”, he will be introduced by Michael Devereux, director of the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University and current president of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), one of the two institutions behind the award; the other is CESifo.

The award winner will stay at the LMU University of Munich and CESifo from 15 to 27 April.

Mr Hines’s research focuses largely on taxation, straddling the border between law and economics. He has made substantial contributions in the areas of commercial law, corporate law, family law, taxation and estate planning. He has received several teaching awards, including from Harvard and Princeton universities. He has written a number of books, devoted in particular to international taxation and taxing multinational corporations.

Aside from his Law School appointments, James Hines is the Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics in the University of Michigan’s Department of Economics and serves as the research director of the Office of Tax Policy Research in the Ross School of Business. A researcher who focuses on various aspects of taxation, Mr Hines joined the Michigan faculty in 1997 after teaching at Princeton and Harvard. He has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, the London School of Economics, the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, research director of the International Tax Policy Forum and a former co-editor of the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has been an active CESifo Research Network Member since August 1999.

The Richard Musgrave Professorship, instituted in 2008 by the CESifo Group and the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) was established to honour the memory of one of Public Finance's greatest scholars. Richard Musgrave began his studies at the LMU University of Munich and was a founding member of CESifo. This annual prize honours an outstanding scholar in the area of Public Finance. With this award, the prize winner is also named a Distinguished CESifo Fellow. The award winner is chosen through a formal selection process by the President and Vice Presidents of IIPF together with the President of the CESifo Group.