Mihir A. Desai

Mihir A. Desai is an American economist currently the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School[1] and Professor at Harvard Law School. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree of history and economics in 1989, earned an MBA (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School in 1993 and a PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University. Desai teaches at Harvard Business School in the Leading with Finance program.

Mihir Arvind Desai
InstitutionsHarvard University
FieldPublic economics
Alma materBrown University
Harvard University
WebsiteMihir A. Desai

Desai has testified to Joint Committees in Washington on international corporate taxation,[2] as is quoted in the main financial papers on US corporate tax.[3]

His professional experiences include working at CS First Boston (1989-1991), McKinsey & Company (1992), and advising a number of firms and governmental organizations. He is also on the Advisory Board of the International Tax Policy Forum and the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University.

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  1. "Mihir A. Desai" (PDF). hbs.edu. August 2012.
  2. "C-SPAN: Mihir A. Desai". 2018.
  3. "White House Push to Help Workers Through Corporate Tax Cut Draws Skepticism". The New York Times. 17 October 2017. Mr. Desai, who wrote the study with Harvard’s C. Fritz Foley and James Hines Jr. of the University of Michigan, said his own estimates of the effect of such a rate cut was closer to $800 a year. “I’m a believer in corporate tax reform, and I’m a believer in corporate tax cuts, and I believe they would go to workers,” he said. “But I don’t believe those numbers add up.”