Richard Bird is a Senior Fellow of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, and Adjunct Professor and Co-Director of the International Tax Program at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He currently holds appointments as a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Georgia State University. He has served with the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, been a visiting professor in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, and elsewhere and been a frequent consultant to the World Bank and other national and international organizations. He has published extensively, especially on the fiscal problems of developing and transitional countries.
Public Financial Management
Every country around the world has embraced public financial management reforms over the last two decades, but many simply have not met expectations.
Comparative Tax Policy and Administration
Examines the design and implementation of tax systems around the world. Provides practical tools to help formulate appropriate tax policies and tax administration.