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Joel Slemrod and James Hines, Jr.
  Joel Slemrod and James R. Hines
 

Michigan Receives Top Honors for Research in Theory of Taxation

4/4/2005 --

Office of Tax Policy Research scholars are among those recognized for excellence in public economics.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Joel Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, and James R. Hines Jr., professor of business economics, both at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, are among University of Michigan scholars recently ranked No. 1 among universities in public economics for the theory of taxation by Econphd.net.

Harvard, Tilburg University (Netherlands), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Toronto and University of Toulouse I (France) rounded out the top five.

The rankings methodology is based on the most published works in economics over the last 10 years, including EconLit entries and other journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the National Tax Journal, American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy.

EconLit is the American Economic Association's electronic bibliography of economics literature throughout the world and contains abstracts, indexing and links to full-text articles in economics journals.

Slemrod is director and Hines is research director of the Office of Tax Policy Research (OTPR). OTPR was established in 1987 and serves to encourage and facilitate joint research on the tax system by economists and scholars of other disciplines and to be the liaison on tax issues among the academic, business and policy-making tax communities.

For more information on OTPR, please visit http://www.bus.umich.edu/otpr/whatotpr.htm.

For information regarding the OTPR's World Tax Database, please see related story http://www.bus.umich.edu/NewsRoom/ArticleDisplay.asp?news_id=4645



For more information, contact:
Heather Thorne
Phone: (734) 936-8421
Email: hthorne@umich.edu