James Hines

L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law, Law School at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

James Hines is Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law in the Law School, where he co-directs the Law and Economics Program. He also serves as Research Director of the Ross Business School Office of Tax Policy Research. His research concerns various aspects of taxation. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard, all in economics. He was a faculty member at Princeton and at Harvard prior to moving to Michigan in 1997, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia, the London School of Economics, the University of California-Berkeley, and Harvard Law School. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Director of the International Tax Policy Forum, Co-editor of the American Economic Association’s Journal of Economic Perspectives, and once, long ago, was an economist in the United States Department of Commerce.