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Dhammika Dharmapala

Dhammika Dharmapala joined the Law School 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 at Urbana-Champaign. He serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, and is 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 Advisory Board of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and has previously served on the Boards of the American Law and Economics Association, the National Tax Association, and the International Institute of 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, and has also been cited in various media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Economist.