Dhammika Dharmapala joins the Law School this year after having served as the Walter Schaefer Visiting Professor in the winter and spring quarters of 2014. He was previously a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and a professor of finance (by courtesy) at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a fellow of the CESifo Research Network (based in Munich). He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association, and on the Board of Management of the International Institute of Public Finance. Until recently, he was Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal International Tax and Public Finance. He has previously held postdoctoral or visiting positions at Harvard, Michigan, Georgetown, and the Australian National University. His PhD thesis, in economics at the University of California at Berkeley, was awarded the National Tax Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. His scholarship, which spans the fields of taxation, the economic analysis of law, and corporate finance and governance, has been published in leading scholarly journals in law, economics and finance. It has also been cited in various media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Economist.