Dhammika Dharmapala

Dhammika Dharmapala

Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Law

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.

Education

University of California at Berkeley

PhD, Department of Economics

University of Western Australia

MEc, BEc with first-class honours

Experience

The University of Chicago Law School

Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Law, 2021-present
Julius Kreeger Professor of Law, 2015-2020
Walter Schaefer Visiting Professor, 2014

Australian National University

Research Affiliate, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, 2018-present
Research Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, 2001-2002

Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute Research Network

Fellow, Munich, Germany, 2011-present 

Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

International Research Fellow, 2008-present
Visiting Scholar, summer 2008

International Monetary Fund

Visiting Scholar, Fiscal Affairs Department, March 2017

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor of Finance (by courtesy), 2009-2014
Faculty Associate, Center for Business and Public Policy, 2009-2014

Northwestern University School of Law

Visiting Professor, fall 2013

Ludwig-Maximilians University Center for Economic Studies

Visiting Scholar, Munich, Germany, summer 2011

University of Illinois

Faculty Affiliate, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, 2010-2014

University of Connecticut

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure), 2008-2009 
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2002-2008

University of Michigan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, 2006-2007
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, winter 2006

Georgetown University Law Center

John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics, 2000-2001

Harvard University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences (now the Institute for Quantitative Social Science), 1999-2000

Books (Editor)

  • The Economics of Tax Avoidance and Evasion. (Edward Elgar, 2017). cu

Journal Articles

  • "Collective Bargaining Rights and Police Misconduct: Evidence from Florida," 38 Journal of Law, Economics and Organization __ (2022) (forthcoming) (with John Rappaport & Richard H. McAdams). ssrn www
  • "A New Measure of Foreign Rule Based on Genetic Distance," 59 Economic Inquiry 622 (2021). www
  • "Stock Market Reactions to India's 2016 Demonetization," 16 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 281 (2019) (with Vikramaditya S. Khanna). ssrn
  • "Profit Shifting in a Globalized World," 109 AEA Papers & Proceedings 488 (2019).
  • "Tax Sparing Agreements, Territorial Tax Reforms, and Foreign Direct Investment," 169 Journal of Public Economics 89 (2019) (with Céline Azémar). cu
  • "Revisiting the Uneasy Case for Corporate Taxation in an Uneasy World," 6 Journal of the British Academy 247 (2018) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu www
  • "The Impact of Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from India's Companies Act of 2013," 56 International Review of Law and Economics 92 (2018) (with Vikramaditya S. Khanna). cu
  • "The Consequences of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act's International Provisions: Lessons from Existing Research," 71 National Tax Journal 707 (2018). ssrn cu www
  • "International Spillovers from Proposed US Tax Reforms," 33 Australian Tax Forum 79 (2018). cu
  • ""Pay It Forward" and Higher Education Subsidies: A Median Voter Model," 35 Contemporary Economic Policy 615 (2017) (with Jennifer A. Delaney). cu www
  • "Cross-border Tax Evasion Under a Unilateral FATCA Regime," 141 Journal of Public Economics 29 (2016). cu
  • "Introduction to the Special Issue on Taxation in a Global Economy," 23 International Tax & Public Finance 603 (2016) (with Panu Poutvaara). cu
  • "The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Securities Regulation: Evidence from Market Reactions to the JOBS Act of 2012," 1 Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting 139 (2016) (with Vikramaditya S. Khanna). cu www
  • "Punitive Police? Agency Costs, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Procedure," 45 Journal of Legal Studies 105 (2016) (with Nuno Garoupa & Richard H. McAdams). cu www
  • "Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World," 68 National Tax Journal 653 (2015) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "The Law of Police," 82 University of Chicago Law Review 135 (2015) (with Richard H. McAdams & Nuno Garoupa). ssrn cu
  • "What Do We Know About Base Erosion and Profit Shifting? A Review of the Empirical Literature," 35 Fiscal Studies 421 (2014). cu
  • "Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: A Simple Conceptual Framework," 12 CESifo DICE Report 8 (2014). cu
  • "Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and Firm Value: Evidence from India," 29 Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 1056 (2013) (with Vikramaditya S. Khanna). ssrn cu
  • "Dividend Taxes and International Portfolio Choice," 93 Review of Economics and Statistics 266 (2011) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Tax Policy and the Missing Middle: Optimal Tax Remittance with Firm-Level Administrative Costs," 95 Journal of Public Economics 1036 (2011) (with Joel Slemrod & John D. Wilson). cu
  • "Watch What I Do, Not What I Say: The Unintended Consequences of the Homeland Investment Act," 66 Journal of Finance 753 (2011) (with C. Fritz Foley & Kristin J. Forbes). ssrn cu
  • "Do Strong Fences Make Strong Neighbors?," 63 National Tax Journal 723 (2010) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Legislatures, Judges, and Parole Boards: The Allocations of Discretion under Determinate Sentencing," 62 Florida Law Review 1037 (2010) (with Nuno Garoupa & Joanna M. Shepherd). ssrn cu
  • "Corporate Tax Avoidance and Firm Value," 91 Review of Economics and Statistics 537 (2009) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Taxes, Institutions and Foreign Diversification Opportunities," 93 Journal of Public Economics 703 (2009) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Belief in a Just World, Blaming the Victim, and Hate Crime Statutes," 5 Review of Law and Economics 311 (2009) (with Richard H. McAdams & Nuno Garoupa). cu
  • "Earnings Management, Corporate Tax Shelters, and Book-Tax Alignment," 62 National Tax Journal 169 (2009) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Which Countries Have Become Tax Havens?," 93 Journal of Public Economics 1058 (2009) (with James R. Hines). cu
  • "What Problems and Opportunities are Created by Tax Havens?," 24 Oxford Review of Economic Policy 661 (2008). ssrn cu
  • "Taxing the Bandit Kings," 118 Yale Law Journal 98 (2008) (with Mihir A. Desai). ssrn cu
  • "Dividends and Tax Policy in the Long Run: Discussion," 2007 University of Illinois Tax Forum 1 (2007). cu
  • "Hate Crime: A Behavioral Economic Analysis," 90 Kritische Vierteljahresschrift für Gesetzgebung und Rechtswissenschaft 118 (2007) (with Richard H. McAdams & Nuno Garoupa). cu
  • "The Congressional Budget Process, Aggregate Spending, and Statutory Budget Rules," 90 Journal of Public Economics 119 (2006). ssrn cu
  • "Corporate Tax Avoidance and High Powered Incentives," 79 Journal of Financial Economics 145 (2006). cu
  • "Bilateral Accidents with Intrinsically Interdependent Costs of Precaution," 34 Journal of Legal Studies 239 (2005) (with Sandra A. Hoffmann). ssrn cu
  • "Earnings Shocks and Tax-Motivated Income-Shifting: Evidence from European Multinationals," 97 Journal of Public Economics 95 (2005) (with Nadine Riedel). ssrn cu
  • "Words That Kill - An Economic Model of the Influence of Speech on Behavior (with Particular Reference to Hate Speech)," 34 Journal of Legal Studies 93 (2005) (with Richard H. McAdams). ssrn cu
  • "Racial Bias in Motor Vehicle Searches: Additional Theory and Evidence," 3 B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 12 (2004) (with Stephen L. Ross). cu
  • "Penalty Enhancement for Hate Crimes: An Economic Analysis," 6 American Law and Economics Review 185 (2004) (with Nuno Garoupa). ssrn cu
  • "Budgetary Policy With Unified and Decentralized Appropriations Authority," 115 Public Choice 347 (2003). ssrn cu
  • "Campaign War Chests, Entry Deterrence, and Voter Rationality," 14 Economics & Politics 325 (2003). ssrn cu
  • "The Condorcet Jury Theorem and the Expressive Function of Law: A Theory of Informative Law," 5 American Law and Economics Review 1 (2003) (with Richard H. McAdams). ssrn cu
  • "Are Campaign Contributions a Form of Speech? Evidence from Recent US House Elections," 112 Public Choice 81 (2002) (with Filip Palda). ssrn cu
  • "An Economic Analysis of "Riding to Hounds": Pierson v. Post Revisited," 18 Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 39 (2002) (with Rohan Pitchford). ssrn cu
  • "Comparing Tax Expenditures and Direct Subsidies: The Role of Legislative Committee Structure," 72 Journal of Public Economics 421 (1999). cu
  • "Econometric Methodology and the Philosophy of Science," 49 Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 9 (1996) (with Michael McAleer). cu
  • "Prediction and Accommodation in Econometric Modelling," 6 Environmetrics 551 (1995) (with Michael McAleer). cu
  • "On the History and Methodology of Econometrics," 7 Journal of Economic Surveys 85 (1993). cu

Book Sections

  • "The Economics of Corporate and Business Tax Reform," in The Economics of Tax Reform, Alan J. Auerbach & Kent Smetters eds. (Oxford University Press, 2017). cu
  • "Do Exclusionary Rules Convict the Innocent?," in Research Handbook on Economic Models of Law, Matthew Baker & Thomas Miceli eds. (Edward Elgar, 2014) (with Richard H. McAdams & Nuno Garoupa). cu
  • "Search, Seizure and (False?) Arrest: An Analysis of Fourth Amendment Remedies When Police Can Plant Evidence," in Research Handbook on Economic Models of Law, Matthew Baker & Thomas Miceli eds. (Edward Elgar, 2014) (with Thomas Miceli). cu
  • "Tax Incentives for Affordable Housing: The Low Income Housing Tax Credit," in Tax Policy & The Economy (NBER, 2010) (with Mihir A. Desai & Monica Singhal). cu
  • "Taxing the Bandit Kings," in Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Legal, Tax and Economic Perspective (Practising Law Institute, 2010) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "The Impact of Taxes on Dividends and Corporate Financial Policy: Lessons from the 2000s," in Tax Policy Lessons from the 2000s (American Enterprise Institute, 2009). cu
  • "Tax and Corporate Governance: An Economic Approach," in Tax and Corporate Governance, Wolfgang Schon ed. (Springer, 2008) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Tax and Corporate Governance: An Economic Approach," in MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Springer, 2008) (with Mihir A. Desai). cu
  • "Taxation and the Evolution of Aggregate Corporate Ownership Concentration," in Corporate Income in the 21st Century, Alan J. Auerbach, James R. Hines & Joel Slemrod eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2007) (with Mihir A. Desai & Winnie Fung). cu

Working Papers

  • "Do Multinational Firms use Tax Havens to the Detriment of Other Countries?," (2020). ssrn
  • "Estimating Firms’ Responses to Securities Regulation Using a Bunching Approach," (2016). ssrn
  • "The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Securities Regulation: Evidence from Market Reactions to the JOBS Act of 2012," Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Working Paper, No. 701 (2014) (with Vikramaditya S. Khanna). cu

Other Publications

  • "The Tax Elasticity of Financial Statement Income: Implications for Current Reform Proposals," The FinReg Blog, September 22, 2020. www
  • "What is the Connection Between Collective Bargaining and Police Officer Misconduct? Evidence from Florida," ProMarket, June 22, 2020 (with Richard H. McAdams & John Rappaport). www
  • "The Consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's International Provisions: The Early Empirical Evidence," AEIdeas Blog, October 16, 2019. www
  • "Collective Bargaining and Police Misconduct: Evidence from Florida," CATO Institute Research Briefs in Economic Policy, July 10, 2019 (with Richard H. McAdams & John Rappaport). www
  • "Stock Market Reactions to India’s 2016 Demonetization: Implications for Tax Evasion, Corruption, and Financial Constraints," Oxford Business Law Blog, January 12, 2018 (with Vikramaditya S. Khanna). www
  • "Estimating the Compliance Costs of Sarbox Section 404(B)," Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, August 17, 2016. www
  • "The Economics of Corporate and Business Taxation," Oxford Business Law Blog, July 26, 2016. www

Keynote Presentations

  • International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group conference on “International Tax Competition: Challenges for Developing Economies” (Washington, DC), 2017
  • Mannheim Taxation (MaTax) Conference (Mannheim, Germany), 2016
  • Workshop on Current Research in Taxation and PhD Seminar in Empirical Tax Research (Münster, Germany), 2014
  • Conference on “Taxes and the Financial and Legal Structure of Firms” (Vienna, Austria), 2009

Selected Colloquia

  • 2020: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (Tax Policy Colloquium); University of Michigan Law School (Law & Economics Workshop)
  • 2018: Duke University Law School; Harvard Law School; Northwestern University School of Law; KOF Research Seminar, ETH Zurich; University of Kentucky; University of California at Berkeley (Law, Accounting, and Business Workshop)
  • 2017: Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF; Duke University Law School
  • 2016: Coase Lecture, University of Chicago Law School; Rutgers University (Applied Microeconomics Seminar); University of Virginia School of Law (Law and Economics Workshop)
  • 2015: University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (International Finance Seminar); Georgetown University Law Center (Tax Law and Public Finance Colloquium); Duke University (Fuqua School of Business)
  • 2014: University of Chicago Law School Faculty Workshop; George Mason University (School of Public Policy); University of Toronto (James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop); Carnegie-Mellon University (Tepper School of Business); Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (Tax Policy Colloquium)
  • 2013: New York University Law School; Syracuse University (Maxwell School); Northwestern University School of Law (Faculty Workshop)
  • 2012: Northwestern University School of Law (Law and Economics Colloquium); University of Southern California Gould School of Law (Law, Economics & Organization Workshop); University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (Applied Economics Workshop)
  • 2011: Yale Law School (Law, Economics & Organization Colloquium); University of Illinois College of Law Faculty Retreat; Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich (Center for Economic Studies)
  • 2009: Northwestern University School of Law (Tax Colloquium); University of Illinois (Finance)
  • 2008: University of Cambridge Faculty of Law; University of Illinois College of Law; Harvard Law School; Northwestern University School of Law; Rutgers University (Economics)
  • 2007: New York University Law School; UCLA Law School; University of California, Berkeley (Economics)
  • 2006: University of Michigan (Economics); University of Michigan (Ross School of Business); Rutgers University (Finance); Claremont-McKenna College
  • 2005: University of Chicago Law School
  • 2004: University of California, Berkeley (Economics); University of California, Irvine (Economics); Northeastern University (Economics); Vassar College (Economics)
  • 2002: Harvard Law School; Monash University (Economics)
  • 2001: University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 2000: Georgetown University Law Center; Harvard Law School; New York University Law School
  • 1999: Harvard University-MIT (Political Economy seminar); University of Michigan (Business School)
  • 1998: University of California, Berkeley (Economics); University of Chicago (Harris School of Public Policy Studies); Northwestern University (Political Science); Stanford University (Economics)

Conference Presentations and Discussions:

  • International tax Policy Forum Member Meeting (online), 2021
  • Tax Policy Center and University of North Carolina Event on: “What Are the Effects of the Biden Administration’s Corporate Tax Proposals?” (online), 2021
  • Mannheim Taxation (MaTax) Conference (online), 2020
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (online), 2020
  • National Tax Association Spring Symposium (online), 2020
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (online), 2020
  • American Economic Association Annual Meetings (Atlanta, GA), 2019
  • Chicago/LSE Conference on the Economics of Crime and Justice (Chicago, IL), 2019
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (Boston, MA), 2018
  • Brookings Institution Conference on Multinational Corporations (Washington, DC), 2018
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Ann Arbor, MI), 2018
  • Economics of Social Sector Organizations conference (Chicago, IL), 2018
  • National Tax Association Spring Symposium (Washington, DC), 2018
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2018
  • American Economic Association Annual Meetings (Chicago, IL), 2017
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (New Haven, CT), 2017
  • Conference on “What Shall We Do With Company Tax?” (Canberra, Australia), 2017
  • Illinois/Deloitte Tax Symposium (Chicago, IL), 2017
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Philadelphia, PA), 2017
  • World Bank course on “Fundamentals of Tax Policy” – Guest Lecture (Washington, DC), 2017
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (Cambridge, MA), 2016
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System conference on “Risk in the Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education” (Washington, DC), 2016
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Durham, NC), 2016
  • International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Lake Tahoe, NV), 2016
  • American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL), 2015
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (New York, NY), 2015
  • Economics of Tax Policy Conference (Washington, DC), 2015
  • Illinois/Deloitte Tax Symposium (Chicago, IL), 2015
  • International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Dublin, Ireland), 2015
  • Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL), 2015
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Boston, MA), 2015
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2015
  • Tax Policy Center/UCLA School of Law Conference on International Tax Reform (Los Angeles, CA), 2015
  • Allied Social Sciences Association (Philadelphia, PA), 2014
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (Chicago, IL), 2014
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Berkeley, CA), 2014
  • IMF Workshop on “Spillovers in International Taxation” (Washington, DC), 2014
  • International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Lugano, Switzerland), 2014
  • ITPF/AEI Conference on “Economic Effects of Territorial Taxation” (Washington, DC), 2014
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Conference (Oxford, UK), 2014
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2014
  • Waterloo Tax Research Symposium (Toronto, Canada), 2014
  • Allied Social Sciences Association (San Diego, CA), 2013
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (Nashville, TN), 2013
  • International Tax Policy Forum Member Meeting (Washington, DC), 2013
  • Law and Society Association meetings (Boston, MA), 2013
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association meetings (Champaign, IL), 2013
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Tampa, FL), 2013
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2013
  • Summer Tax Workshop, Columbia Law School (New York, NY), 2013
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (Stanford, CA), 2012
  • Canadian Law and Economics Association meetings (Toronto, Canada), 2012
  • Harvard Law School Seminar on International Tax Reform (Woodstock, VT), 2012
  • Midwest Law and Economics Association meetings (St. Louis, MO), 2012
  • American Economic Association (Denver, CO), 2011
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (New York, NY), 2011
  • Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness (CASIC) conference on “Competing in the New Innovation‐Driven Global Economy: Interdisciplinary Research, Experimentation, and Breakthrough Knowledge” (Oak Brook, IL), 2011
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Chicago, IL), 2011
  • European University Institute, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, Academy of Global Governance Executive Training Seminar on “Tax Havens: A Legal and Economic Perspective” (San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy), 2011
  • Illinois/Deloitte Tax Symposium (Chicago, IL), 2011
  • International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Ann Arbor, MI), 2011
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (New Orleans, LA), 2011
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2011
  • Summer Tax Workshop, Columbia Law School (New York, NY), 2011
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (New Haven, CT), 2010
  • International Network for Tax Research Conference on “Allocation of the International Corporate Tax Base: Past, Present and Future” (Oxford, UK), 2010
  • Michigan Tax Invitational Conference, Office of Tax Policy Research, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), 2010
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Chicago, IL), 2010
  • National Tax Association Spring Symposium (Washington, DC), 2010
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2010
  • Summer Tax Workshop, Columbia Law School (New York, NY), 2010
  • University of North Carolina Tax Symposium (Chapel Hill, NC), 2010
  • AEI Event on “The Repatriation Tax Holiday: What Have We Learned?” (Washington, DC), 2009
  • American Economic Association (San Francisco, CA), 2009
  • American Finance Association (San Francisco, CA), 2009
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (San Diego, CA), 2009
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Los Angeles, CA), 2009
  • Conference on “The Role of Firms in Tax Systems” (Office of Tax Policy Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI), 2009
  • Illinois/Deloitte Tax Symposium (Chicago, IL), 2009
  • International Tax Policy Forum Member Meeting (Washington, DC), 2009
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Denver, CO), 2009
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2009
  • Summer Tax Workshop (Boulder, CO), 2009
  • University of North Carolina Tax Symposium (Chapel Hill, NC), 2009
  • Workshop on the “Law and Economics of Innovation and Growth” (Berkeley, CA, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation), 2009
  • AEI Conference on “Tax Policy Lessons from the 2000’s” (Washington, DC), 2008
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (New York, NY), 2008
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Ithaca, NY), 2008
  • Conference on “Mobility and Tax Policy: Do Yesterday’s Taxes Fit Tomorrow’s Economy” (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN), 2008
  • FACT-AEI Conference on “Assessing the Effects of Corporate Taxation” (Washington, DC), 2008
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Philadelphia, PA), 2008
  • Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation Summer Symposium (Oxford, UK), 2008
  • Research Symposium on Corporate Governance in India and China (Virginia Beach, VA), 2008
  • University of North Carolina Tax Symposium (Chapel Hill, NC), 2008
  • Allied Social Sciences Association (Chicago, IL), 2007
  • American Law and Economics Association meetings (Cambridge, MA), 2007
  • Conference on “Globalization and Public Policy” (IHS, Vienna, Austria), 2007
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (New York, NY), 2007
  • International Tax Policy Forum Member Meeting (Washington, DC), 2007
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Columbus, OH), 2007
  • American Economic Association (Boston, MA), 2006
  • American Law and Economics Association (Berkeley, CA), 2006
  • Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Austin, TX), 2006
  • Conference on “Institutions, Politics and Corporate Governance” (Hitotsubashi University, Tachikawa, Japan), 2006
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Research Conference (Washington, DC), 2006
  • International Tax Policy Forum Conference on “Tax Havens and Foreign Direct Investment” (Washington, DC), 2006
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Boston, MA), 2006
  • NBER Conference on “Taxes and Financial Reporting” (Cambridge, MA), 2006
  • University of North Carolina Tax Symposium (Chapel Hill, NC), 2006
  • American Law and Economics Association (New York, NY), 2005
  • Conference on “Taxing Corporate Income in the 21st Century” (Ann Arbor, MI), 2005
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Miami, FL), 2005
  • American Law and Economics Association (Chicago, IL), 2004
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Minneapolis, MN), 2004
  • NBER Public Economics Fall Program Meetings (Cambridge, MA), 2004
  • University of North Carolina Tax Symposium (Chapel Hill, NC), 2004
  • Public Choice Society (Nashville, TN), 2003
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Chicago, IL), 2003
  • American Economic Association (Atlanta, GA), 2002
  • American Law and Economics Association (Washington, DC), 2001
  • Australian Law and Economics Association (Canberra, Australia), 2001
  • Conference on “Well-Designed Institutions” (UCLA, Los Angeles, CA), 2001
  • American Law and Economics Association (New York, NY), 2000
  • Public Choice Society (Charleston, SC), 2000
  • American Law and Economics Association (New Haven, CT), 1999
  • Public Choice Society (New Orleans, LA), 1999
  • Public Choice Society (New Orleans, LA), 1998
  • National Tax Association Annual Meetings (Austin, TX), 1998

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Advisory Board, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (2016-present)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, MannheimTaxation ScienceCampus (2014-present)
  • Board of Management, International Institute of Public Finance (2013-2016)
  • Board of Directors, American Law and Economics Association (2012-2015)
  • Board of Directors, National Tax Association (2009-2012)

Awards and Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010-2013)
  • International Tax Policy Forum award for the project “Taxing Investors in OpenEconomies” (2009)
  • Grillo Family Faculty Award for Research Excellence, University of Connecticut (2008)
  • National Tax Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (1998)
  • Department of Economics Award for Public Policy Research, University of California at Berkeley (1997)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1996-1997)
  • John M. Olin Dissertation Fellowship, declined (1996-1997)
  • Summer Fellowship, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California at Berkeley (1996)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (1993-1994)
  • Hackett Fellowship for overseas study (1993-1996)
  • External Research Studentship, Trinity College of Cambridge University, declined (1993)
  • History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Prize (1993)

Service

  • Law and Economics Program Committee, University of Chicago Law School (2016-present)
  • Student Disciplinary Committee, University of Chicago (2017-present)
  • Lectures, Conferences and Honors Committee, University of Chicago Law School (2015-2020)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, University of Chicago Law School (2015-2017, 2018-2019)
  • Individual Conflict of Interest Committee, University of Chicago (2016-2017)
  • Faculty Advisory Committee, Faculty Profiles Project, University of Chicago (2015-2016)
  • Appointments Committee, University of Illinois College of Law (2010-2011; 2012-2013)
  • Chair, Graduate and International Programs Committee, University of Illinois College of Law (2009-2012)
  • Lectures Committee, University of Illinois College of Law (2009-2010)
  • Placement Director, PhD Program, University of Connecticut Department of Economics (2007-2009)
  • Graduate Affairs Committee, University of Connecticut Department of Economics (2002-2003; 2007-2009)
  • Undergraduate Affairs Committee, University of Connecticut Department of Economics (2003-2004)
  • Colloquium Committee, University of Connecticut Department of Economics (2002-2005)

Editorial Work

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Law and Economics (2016-present)
  • International Tax and Public Finance: Advisory Editor (2016-present), Associate Editor (2013-2016), Editor-in Chief (2010-2013)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Accounting, Finance, and Law (2013-present)
  • Editorial board member, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2010-present)
  • Editorial board member, Review of Law and Economics (2005-present)
  • Guest Co-editor, Special issue on "Corporate Taxes and Corporate Governance," Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis, Vol. 68 (2012)
  • Expert ad hoc reviewer: National Science Foundation; Research Council of Norway: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; American Economic Journal: Economic Policy; American Economic Review; American Journal of Political Science; American Law and Economics Review; American Political Science Review; Australian Economic Papers; Berkeley Electronic Journals in Economic Analysis and Policy; Contemporary Economic Policy; Corporate Governance: An International Review; Economic Record; Economics and Philosophy; Economics Bulletin; Economics of Governance; Finanzarchiv/Public Finance Analysis; International Review of Law and Economics; International Tax and Public Finance; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Environmental Economics and Management; Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of Institutional Economics; Journal of International Economics; Journal of Law and Economics; Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Political Economy; Journal of Political Philosophy; Journal of Politics; Journal of Public Economic Theory; Journal of Public Economics; Macroeconomic Dynamics; National Tax Journal; Public Choice; Quarterly Journal of Economics; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; Review of Economic Studies; Review of Law and Economics; Scottish Journal of Political Economy; Southern Economic Journal

Events

  • Co-chair, Scientific Committee, International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (2015)
  • Program committee, National Tax Association Annual Meetings (2003, 2009-2011, 2013)
  • Program commitee, American Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings (2013)
  • Organizing committee, Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings (2013)
  • Program committee, University of Illinois/Deloitte Tax Symposium (2011)
  • Program committee, National Tax Association Spring Symposium (2010)