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Dr. Bev Dahlby

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Dr. Bev Dahlby is a professor and fellow at the Institute for Public Economics at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Dahlby has published extensively on tax policy and fiscal federalism. Dr. Dahlby's book, The Marginal Cost of Public Funds: Theory and Applications, was published by MIT Press in 2008. In 1998-1999, he held a McCalla Research Professorship at the University of Alberta. He has been a visiting scholar at the Economic Policy Research Unit at the University of Copenhagen, the Australian Taxation Studies Program at the University of New South Wales, the Graduate School of Economics at Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, the Department of Public Economics at the University of Innsbruck, and the Department of Economics at Marburg University. He has served as a policy advisor to the federal and provincial governments in Canada on the reform of business taxation, the fiscal equalization program, tax credits for television and film industry, taxation of inbound foreign direct investment, and saving non-renewable resource revenues in Alberta. His international experience includes advisory work on tax reform in Malawi for the IMF, in Thailand for the Thailand Development Research Institute in Bangkok, and in Brazil for the World Bank. In May 2010, Dr. Dahlby was awarded the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize by the Canadian Economics Association for a work of excellence relating to Canadian economic policy.

Dr. Dahlby has a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, an M.A. from Queen's University and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He joined the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta in 1978 after completing his Ph.D.