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November 6, 2020 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Richard Bird as a Research Fellow.

“Richard’s penetrating analysis and wide experience make him an unparalleled source of wisdom on tax policy,” said Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute has benefited time and again from his contributions, and we’re delighted to continue the collaboration.”

Richard Bird is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Municipal Governance and Finance, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; 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 is also a member of the Advisory Group of the International Centre for Tax and Development at the Institute for Development Studies (UK).

In 2006 Bird was awarded the Daniel M. Holland Medal of the National Tax Association for his lifetime contribution to public finance. In 2013 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2017 a Lifetime Contribution Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation.

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