Mihir Arvind Desai
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Mihir A. Desai is an Indian-American economist currently the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School 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 in 1998.
Desai has testified to Joint Committees in Washington on international corporate taxation, as is quoted in the main financial papers on US corporate tax.
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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."