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Box 90237
Durham, NC 27708-0237
277 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90237
Durham, NC 27708


(919) 613-9313



Richard Hemming
Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy


Ph.D., University of Stirling (United Kingdom) (1977)


Richard Hemming is an economist and fiscal policy expert with wide-ranging industrial and developing country expertise. He is currently a Visiting Professor at DCID and an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he has recently worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Hemming retired from the International Monetary Fund in August 2008, where he ended a 24-year career as Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department.

Prior to joining the IMF, Hemming worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Before that, he was a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and a university lecturer in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Hemming has a BA from Sussex University and an MSc. and Ph.D. from Stirling University. He has published widely on tax, social security, public expenditure, and other fiscal issues.

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