Dr. Peter Merrill is Director of the National Economics & Statistics Group in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is a Principal in the firm. Prior to joining the firm in 1989, he was Chief Economist of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. Dr. Merrill also has lectured at Harvard College.
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Dr. Merrill has advised the governments of Poland, the former Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, and Russia on the reform and enactment of income and value-added taxes. More recently he has advised the Governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on U.S. tax policies affecting the possessions.
Dr. Merrill received his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1982 and his B.A. in Applied Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 1977. Dr. Merrill is co-author of three books and has written numerous articles. He frequently speaks on tax policy matters and has been invited to testify before the tax-writing and budget committees of the U.S. Congress, the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform, the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, Treasury Secretary Paulson's conference on business taxation and global competitiveness, and the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.