Dhammika Dharmapala joined the Illinois faculty in the fall of 2009 from the University of Connecticut Department of Economics. Professor Dharmapala is an authority in tax policy, public economics, law and economics, and political economics. He recently co-authored the article, "Taxing the Bandit Kings" in the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part. He was recently named to the National Tax Association board of directors.
Professor Dharmapala earned his master's degree in economics from the University of Western Australia and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley. He served as an international research fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a visiting professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan.
Prior to arriving at Connecticut in 2002, Professor Dharmapala was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and a John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at Georgetown University Law School. He serves on the editorial board of the Review of Law and Economics.