Michael KEEN

Present Positions Advisor, Immediate Office, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.20431;
Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, UK (on leave)

Past Positions Visiting Professor, Queen's University, Canada (1990-91);
Visiting Associate Professor, Kyoto University, Japan (1986-87);
Senior Research Officer, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), London (1982-84);
Lecturer, Reader at Essex

Other Activities Since 2003: President, IIPF;
Sept. 1999-2003: Executive Vice-President, IIPF;
Chairman, International Seminar in Public Economics;
Currently Research Fellow of CESifo, CEPR, IFS;
Member, IMF panel of fiscal experts;
Member, HM Customs & Excise Academic Panel;
Specialist Adviser to House of Lords Sub-Committee;
Consultant to European Commission, IMF, World Bank, private sector

"Does federalism lead to excessively high taxes?" (with Christos Kotsogiannis), forthcoming in the American Economic Review;
"Preferential regimes can make tax competition less harmful" forthcoming in the National Tax Journal;
The Modern VAT (with L. Ebrill, J-P Bodin and .Summers), 2001: International Monetary Fund (Book);
"Redistribution" (with R. Boadway), pp.677-789 in A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon (eds) Handbook of Income Distribution, (North-Holland, Amsterdam), 2000;
"Progressivity effects of structural tax reforms" (with H. Papapanagos and A.F. Shorrocks), Economic Journal, 110 (2000), 50-68;
"Corruption, extortion and evasion"(with J. Hindriks and A. Muthoo), Journal of Public Economics, 74 (1999), 395-430;
"Vertical tax externalities in the theory of fiscal federalism" IMF Staff Papers, 45 (1998), 454-485;
"The comparison between destination and origin principles under imperfect competition" (with S. Lahiri), Journal of International Economics, 45 (1998), 323-350
"The balance between specific and ad valorem taxation" Fiscal Studies, 19 (1998), 1-37;
"Fiscal competition and the pattern of public spending" (with M. Marchand), Journal of Public Economics, 66 (1997), 33-53;
"The future of value-added tax in the European Union" (with S. Smith), Economic Policy, 23 (1996), 373-411 and 419-420;
"Efficiency and the optimal direction of federal-state transfers' (with R. Boadway), International Tax and Public Finance , 3 (1996), 137-155;
"Tax competition and Leviathan"(with J.Edwards), European Economic Review, 40 (1996), 113-134;
"Corporation tax asymmetries and investment: Evidence from UK panel data" (with M. Devereux and F. Schiantarelli), Journal of Public Economics, 53 (1994), 395-418;
"Jeux sans frontiéres: Tax competition and tax coordination when countries differ in size' (with R. Kanbur), American Economic Review, 83 (1993), 877-892;
"Public goods, self-selection and optimal income taxation" (with R. Boadway), International Economic Review, 34 (1993), 463-478;
"Domestic tax reform and international oligopoly" (with S. Lahiri), Journal of Public Economics, 51 (1993), 55-74;
"The comparison between ad valorem and specific taxation under imperfect competition' (with S. Delipalla), Journal of Public Economics, 49 (1992), 351-367;
"Pareto-improving indirect tax harmonisation" European Economic Review, 33 (1989), 1-12;
"Welfare effects of commodity tax harmonisation" Journal of Public Economics, 33 (1987), 107-114;
"Zero expenditures and the estimation of Engel curves" Journal of Applied Econometrics, 1, (1986), 277-286;
"Taxes, investment and Q" (with J.S.S. Edwards), Review of Economic Studies, 52 (1985), 665-679;
"Single-crossing conditions in comparisons of tax progressivity" (with R. Hemming), Journal of Public Economics, 20 (1983), 339-358

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