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.