Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship
Together with the CESifo Group Munich, the International Institute of Public Finance established in 2008 the Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship to honour the memory of one of Public Finance’s greatest scholars. Richard Musgrave began his studies at the University of Munich and was a founding member of CESifo. Being one of the pillars of the IIPF he was elected Honorary President of IIPF in 1978.
The Richard Musgrave Visiting Professors, as part of the award, become Distinguished CESifo Fellows.
The awardee spends several weeks at the ifo Institute and gives the Richard Musgrave Lecture, a non-technical lecture on a public policy issue, in Munich.
The winner of the CESifo and IIPF Richard Musgrave Visiting Professorship is chosen through a formal selection procedure by the President and Vice Presidents of IIPF, together with the head of the CESifo Group. The first-ever winner was Alan J. Auerbach (2009), followed by Michael Keen (2010), Timothy Besley (2011), Eytan Sheshinski (2012), Joel B. Slemrod (2013), James R. Hines Jr. (2014), Raj Chetty (2015), Kai A. Konrad (2016), Rachel Griffith (2017), Michael P. Devereux (2018), Roger H. Gordon (2019) and Claus Thustrup Kreiner (2020).
The committee selected Mihir A. Desai (Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School) as the 2021 award winner. On 24 March 2021 he will deliver the thirteenth Richard Musgrave Lecture (online event).Further information as well as videos of all lectures are available on the CESifo website.