James M. Poterba

Professor James M. Poterba

International Research Fellow


PhD Economics, Oxord University, 1983
PhM Economics, Oxford University, 1982
BA Economics, Harvard College, 1980

James is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT and the President of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on how taxation affects the economic decisions of households and firms, particularly those involving saving and portfolio behaviour. 
In 2014 he received the Daniel M. Holland Medal from the National Tax Association for the study and practice of public finance. 

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The Mirrlees Review: A proposal for systematic tax reform

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