Emeritus Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Queen’s University
He is past Editor of the Journal of Public Economics and Canadian Journal of Economics, and Past President of the International Institute of Public Finance and Canadian Economics Association. He was Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Economic Studies at the University of Munich, and has done projects for the Mirrlees Review, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His recent books include Fiscal Federalism: Principles and Practice of Multiorder Governance (Cambridge Press, 2009), and From Optimal Tax Theory to Tax Policy: Retrospective and Prospective Views (MIT Press, 2012).