James Alm: Is Economics Useful for Public Policy?

13. 10. 2017, Refectory of Augustinian Abbey at Mendel Square, Brno

James Alm

Professor of Economics at Tulane University in New Orleans

Prof. James Alm is Chair of Economics at Tulane University in New Orleans. Alm’s most recent research areas include tax compliance and tax evasion, the marriage tax, tax and expenditure limitations, tax amnesties, taxpayer responses to tax reforms, enterprise zones, the determinants of state economic growth, and corruption.

He has worked extensively on fiscal and decentralization reforms in numerous countries, including Bangladesh, Jamaica, Grenada, Indonesia, Turkey, Hungary, China, Egypt, the Philippines, Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, India, Colombia, Nepal, Ukraine, Pakistan, South Africa, and Tunisia.

Alm's international projects have been funded by the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Program, and the International Monetary Fund. Alm has published in various respected journals and has been ranked among the world's top economists of today.

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