Robert Conrad is a widely recognized authority on the economics of tax policy, international taxation, comprehensive tax reform, and the analysis of mineral taxation policies. Conrad has particular expertise in evaluation of the credibility of foreign taxes, provision of expert testimony, analysis for transfer pricing proposals, evaluation of production sharing agreements, and examination of domestic and international transactions.
Over the last 30 years, Conrad has worked in more than 40 countries on behalf of governments, private sector clients, and nongovernmental organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the Open Society Foundations, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank. In early 1995, Conrad worked with the Russian and United States governments to coordinate all bilateral technical assistance for tax policy. Prior to this, he served as director of the U.S. Treasury’s Tax Advisory Program for Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
Conrad is a member of the faculty at Duke University where he directed the Duke Center for International Development. His research has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, the National Tax Journal, Resources and Energy and Land Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Conrad holds a PhD and MS in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.