Dr. Richard M. Bird (1938-2021)
Dr. Richard M. Bird was Senior Fellow of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. In the past, Bird was a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Georgia State University. He served with the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, been a visiting professor in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, and elsewhere, and been a frequent consultant to the World Bank, and other national and international organizations. He published extensively, especially on the fiscal problems of developing and transitional countries.