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Hines Jr., James R.

L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law

964 Legal Research
734.936.5669
E-mail jrhines@umich.edu
James R. Hines Jr. is the L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and codirector of the Law and Economics Program at Michigan Law. He is also the Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics in U-M's Department of Economics and serves as the research director of the Office of Tax Policy Research in U-M's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In 2014, he was awarded the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship—a prestigious award honoring scholars in public finance—from the International Institute of Public Finance and the CESifo Group. Prof. Hines's research is focused on various aspects of taxation. He taught at Princeton and Harvard universities prior to joining the Michigan faculty in 1997, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, 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, former co-editor of the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Perspectives, and once, long ago, served as an economist in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He holds a BA and MA from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard, all in economics.

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Co-author. "Understanding the AMT, and its Sibling, the AMxT." K. D. Logue, co-author. J. Legal Analysis 6 (Forthcoming).​
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​"How Serious a Problem is Base Erosion and Profit Shifting?" Canadian Tax J. (Forthcoming).​​

​Co-author. Delegating Tax. K. D. Logue, co-author. U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 391; U of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-005. Working Paper, 2014.
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Co-author. Who Offers Tax-Based Business Development Incentives? R. A. Felix, co-author. NBER Working Paper, no. 17466. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Co-author. Value-Added Taxes and International Trade: The Evidence. M.A. Desai, co-author. Working Paper.
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Co-author. Understanding Tax Evasion Dynamics. E.Engel, co-author. NBER Working paper, no. 6903. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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The Transfer Pricing Problem: Where the Profits Are. NBER Working Paper, no. 3538. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Taxed Avoidance: American Participation in Unsanctioned International Boycotts. NBER Working Paper, no. 6116. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Co-author. Tax Reform, Investment, and the Value of the Firm. A.J.Auerbach, co-author. NBER Working Paper, no. 1803. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Co-author. Tax Credits and Charitable Contributions in Michigan. N.E. Feldman, co-author. Working Paper.
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Investment Ramifications of Distortionary Tax Subsidies. NBER Working Paper, no. 6615. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Forbidden Payment: Foreign Bribery and American Business After 1977. NBER Working Paper, no. 5266. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Co-author. Economic Effects of Regional Tax Havens. M.A.Desai and C.F.Foley, co-authors. NBER Working Paper, no. 10806. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper.
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Co-author. Corporate Taxes and Union Wages in the United States. R. A. Felix, co-author. NBER Working Paper, no. 15263. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research. Working Paper.
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Co-author. "Who Offers Tax-Based Business Development Incentives?" R. A. Felix, co-author. J. Urb. Econ. 75 (2013): 80-91.
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​"Income and Substitution Effects of Estate Taxation." Am. Econ. Rev. 103, no. 3 (2013): 484-88
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"How Important Are Perpetual Tax Savings?" Tax Pol'y & Econ. 27 (2013): 101-24.
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"The Tax Revenue Capacity of the U.S. Economy." In Is U.S. Government Debt Different?, edited by F. Allen et al., 113-27. Philadelphia: FIC Press, 2012.

Co-author. "U.S. Defense Contracts During the Tax Expenditure Battles of the 1980s." S. J. Guthrie, co-author. Nat'l Tax J. 64, no. 2, Part 2 (2011): 731-52.
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Co-author. "Tax Policy and the Efficiency of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad." M. A. Desai and C. F. Foley, co-authors. Nat'l Tax J. 64, no. 4 (2011): 1055-82.
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"Treasure Islands." J. Econ. Persp. 24, no. 4 (2010): 103-25.
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Co-author. "The Last Best Hope for Progressivity in Tax." E. J. McCaffery, co-author. S. Cal. L. Rev. 83, no. 5 (2010): 1031-98.
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Co-author. "International Capital Taxation." R. Griffith and P. B. Sørensen, co-authors. In Dimensions of Tax Design: The Mirrlees Review, edited by T. J. Besley et al., 914-96. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"Reply to Becker and Feust." Nat'l. Tax J. 63, no. 2 (2010): 278-80.
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"Taxing Inheritances, Taxing Estates." Tax L. Rev. 63, no. 1 (2010): 189-207.
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"State Fiscal Policies and Transitory Income Fluctuations." Brookings Papers Econ. Activity (Fall 2010): 313-37.
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"Income Misattribution Under Formula Apportionment." Eur. Econ. Rev. 54, no. 1 (2010): 108-20.
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Co-author. "The Attack on Nonprofit Status: A Charitable Assessment." J. R Horwitz and A. Nichols, co-authors. Mich. L. Rev. 108, no. 7 (2010): 1179-220.
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Co-author. "Which Countries Become Tax Havens?" D. Dharmapala, co-author. J. Pub. Econ. 93, no. 9-10 (2009): 1058-68.
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"Reconsidering the Taxation of Foreign Income." Tax L. Rev. 62, no. 2 (2009): 269-98.
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"Protectionist Pitfalls in U.S. Tax Reform." In Toward Tax Reform: Recommendations for President Obama's Task Force, 48-50. Falls Church, VA: Tax Analysts, 2009.
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"Peter Mieszkowski and the General Equilibrium Revolution in Public Finance." In Proceedings of the National Tax Association Annual Conference, 2009, 213-6. 2009.
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International Financial Centers and the World Economy. STEP Report. London: Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, 2009.
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Co-author. "How Globalization Affects Tax Design." L. H. Summers, co-author. Tax Pol'y & Econ. 23 (2009): 123-57.
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Co-author. "Domestic Effects of the Foreign Activities of U.S. Multinationals." M. A. Desai and C. F. Foley, co-authors. Am. Econ. J.: Econ. Pol'y 1, no. 1 (2009): 181-203.
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Activities

Led a Law and Economics Workshop on "Rational Intestacy and Probate Reform" at the University of Chicago Law School, February 2013.

 
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