James R. Hines Jr. is the L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and co-director of the Law and Economics Program at Michigan Law. He is also the Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics in U-M's Department of Economics and serves as the research director of the Office of Tax Policy Research in U-M's Ross School of Business.
Hines's research focuses on various aspects of taxation. He taught at Princeton and Harvard universities before joining the U-M faculty in 1997 and has held visiting appointments at Columbia University; the London School of Economics; the University of California, Berkeley; and Harvard Law School.
He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, research director of the International Tax Policy Forum, former co-editor of the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Perspectives, and once, long ago, served as an economist in the US Department of Commerce.