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Michael Smart

Professor
Ph.D. (Stanford, 1995), M.A. (UBC, 1988), B.A. (McGill, 1986)
Office: Max Gluskin House, 150 St. George Street, 268. Phone: 416-978-5119. Fax: 416-978-6713.
Personal website: http://www.economics.utoronto.ca/msmart/
Research fields: Public economics, Microeconomic theory

Selected research

  • Tim Besley and Michael Smart, "Fiscal Restraint and Voter Welfare", Journal of Public Economics 91 (3-4) (2007), 755–773.
  • Jack Mintz and Michael Smart, "Income Shifting, Investment, and Tax Competition: Theory and Evidence from Provincial Taxation in Canada", Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 88 (6) (2004), 1149–1168.
  • Nicolas Marceau and Michael Smart, "Corporate Lobbying and Commitment Failure in Capital Taxation", American Economic Review 93 (1) (2003), 241–251.
  • Eckhard Janeba and Michael Smart, "Is Targeted Tax Competition Less Harmful than its Remedies?", International Tax and Public Finance 10 (3) (2003), 259–280.
  • Jack Mintz and Michael Smart, "Tax-Exempt Investors and the Asset-Allocation Puzzle", Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 83 (2002), 195–216.
  • Michael Smart, "Competitive Insurance Markets with Two Unobservables", International Economic Review 41 (2000), 153–169.
  • Michael Smart, "Taxation and Deadweight Loss in a System of Intergovernmental Transfers", Canadian Journal of Economics 31 (1998), 189–206.
  • Joshua S. Gans and Michael Smart, "Majority Voting with Single-crossing Preferences", Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 59 (1996), 219–238.
All publications

Honors and awards

  • John C. Polanyi Prize in Economics, 1999.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Dissertation fellowship, 1995.

Teaching