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Gangadhar P. Shukla, Professor of the Practice  

Office Location: 274 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Box: 90235
Email Address: gangadhar.shukla@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • International
    • International Development
    • Taxation
  • Public Finance
    • Tax and Expenditure Analysis
    • Taxation, developing countries

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1993
M.P.A., Harvard University, 1986
M.S., University of Allahabad (India), 1965
B.S., University of Allahabad (India), 1963

Research Categories: International Development

Research Description: Research: Tax analysis and revenue forecasting; public finance for open economies; investment appraisal; taxation of natural resources

Teaching (Spring 2016):

  • Pubpol 771.01, Comparative tax policy Synopsis
    Sanford 225, Tu 03:05 PM-05:55 PM
  • Pubpol 772.01, Comparative tax administration Synopsis
    Sanford 225, Th 03:05 PM-05:55 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. GP Shukla, TM Le and DM Pham. "Value Added Tax." Tax Policy in Vietnam: Key Issues and Reform Proposals. World Bank, 2009 upcoming
  2. GP Shukla. "Belize Fiscal Policy Review." Anchoring Fiscal Policy for Growth. Ed. D Martin Inter American Development Ban, 2010 An April 2009 report prepared for the Government of Belize
  3. GP Shukla and D Alvarez. "Revenue Implications of Tax Policy Changes and Revenue Forecasting Using the Receipts Model."   (September, 2009). A report for the Government of Ghana and German Technical Agency (GTZ)
  4. GP Shukla and B Kishore. "Appraising Mega-Projects: An Institutional Design."   (October, 2009). A report for the Government of Jordan (USAID)
  5. GP Shukla. "Fiscal Regime for the Mining Sector in Armenia."   (February, 2010). A report on Royalty Regime on minerals, prepared for the Government of Armenia and the World Bank

Curriculum Vitae


Gangadhar P. Shukla is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at DCID and Director of the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting (TARF).Previously, he was a lecturer and a Development Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID).While at Harvard, Shukla taught courses at the Kennedy School and in the Economic Department, directed the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting, and provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Transitional Economies on tax policy and project evaluation.  He previously served the government of India for twenty years in a variety of local, state and central government executive positions – with considerable practical experience in local government finance, urban development, public sector management, financial management, budgeting, and revenue and expenditure analysis.Shukla has a Ph.D. in Political Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Gangadhar P. Shukla