In 2008, the CESifo Group and the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) established the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship to honor the memory of one of Public Finance’s greatest scholars. This annual prize honors an outstanding scholar in the area of Public Finance. With this award, the prize winner is also named a Distinguished CESifo Fellow. The award winner is chosen through a formal selection process by the President and Vice President of IIPF, together with the President of the CESifo Group.
The 2014 award winner is Professor James R. Hines Jr., Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, and L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law in the Law School at the University of Michigan. Professor Hines’s research focuses largely on taxation, straddling the border between law and economics. He has made substantial contributions in the areas of commercial law, corporate law, family law, taxation, and estate planning. He has received several teaching awards, including from Harvard and Princeton universities. He has written a number of books, devoted in particular to international taxation and taxing multinational corporations. On April 24, 2014, as part of his visiting professorship, he delivered the sixth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of “International Taxation and National Interests.”