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Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship

Together with the CESifo Group Munich, the International Institute of Public Finance established in 2008 the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship to honour the memory of one of Public Finance’s greatest scholars. Richard Musgrave began his studies at the University of Munich and was a founding member of CESifo. Being one of the pillars of the IIPF he was elected Honorary President of IIPF in 1978.

The Richard Musgrave Visiting Professors, as part of the award, become Distinguished CESifo Fellows.
The awardee spends several weeks at the Ifo Institute and gives the Richard Musgrave Lecture, a non-technical lecture on a public policy issue, at the Ifo Institute or the LMU University of Munich.

The winner of the CESifo and IIPF Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship is chosen through a formal selection procedure by the President and Vice Presidents of IIPF, together with the head of the CESifo Group. The first-ever winner was Alan J. Auerbach (2009), followed by Michael Keen (2010), Timothy Besley (2011), Eytan Sheshinski (2012), Joel B. Slemrod (2013), James R. Hines Jr. (2014) and Raj Chetty (2015), and Kai A. Konrad (2016).

The committee selected Professor Rachel Griffith, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in London and University of Manchester, as the 2017 award winner. On April 27, 2017 she delivered the ninth Richard Musgrave Lecture on the topic of "Do Sin Taxes Work?".

Further information as well as videos of all lectures are available on the CESifo website.

 

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