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

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(919) 613-9313

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


Ph.D., - (1977)
Ph.D., University of Stirling (UK) (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.