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Peter Michael MIESZKOWSKI, economist in the field of Fiscal Theory and Policy; Urban Economics. Post-doctoral fellow, University Chicago, 1964-1965.


MIESZKOWSKI, Peter Michael was born in 1936 in Pelplin, Poland.


Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts McGill University, 1957, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy Johns Hopkins University, 1963.


Assistant Professor, Association Professor, Yale University, 1962-1967, 1967-1971. Professor of Economics, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, 4. Professor Econ, University Houston, 81.

Cline Professor Economics Finance, Rice University, Houston, Texas, since 1982. Association Editor, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics.


  • Post-doctoral fellow, University Chicago, 1964-1965.


Applied income distribution problems with special emphasis on tax incidence theory. Also, general equilibrium effects of trade unions on income distribution. In urban economics, analysis of racial discrimination in housing, related work on the determinants of real estate values and the effects of externalities on property values.

Also contributions on the theory of local public goods, and the theory of capitalisation. Work on the theory of taxation includes analysis of the implementation of an expenditure tax system and foreign trade aspects of taxation.