Richard M. Bird, Professor Emeritus of Economic Analysis and Policy at the University of Toronto, died suddenly on Wednesday June 9, 2021, at the age of 82:
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Marcia, his family (Paul, Sandra, Marta, Abbey) and his grandchildren (Austin, Spenser, Jack, James, Rose). At his request, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors without Borders would be greatly appreciated. Sign the Guestbook.
From his Toronto faculty webpage:
Richard Bird is Professor Emeritus at Rotman; Senior Fellow of the Institute for Municipal Governance and Finance, Munk School of Global Affairs; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Andrew Young School of Public Policy in Atlanta; and Adjunct Professor, Australian School of Taxation and Business Law in Sydney. He has lectured and published extensively on tax and public finance issues in many countries. He currently chairs the Advisory Group of the International Centre for Tax and Development at the Institute for Development Studies (UK).
Current research interests include tax policy, tax administration, local finance and intergovernmental fiscal relations particularly in developing countries.
His Google Scholar numbers are extraordinary:
More from his Toronto faculty webpage:
Honors and Awards
- 2017 Lifetime Contribution Award, Canadian Tax Foundation
- 2013 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award, Canadian Tax Foundation
- 2006 Daniel M. Holland Award, National Tax Association
- 1997 Douglas Sherbaniuk Award, Canadian Tax Foundation
- 1978 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
(Hat Tip: Benjamin Alarie)