Sanford School of Public Policy
Professor of the Practice of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Graham Glenday is professor of the practice of public policy at DCID and co-director of the International Taxation Program, PARM, and BUDGET programs. He came to Duke in July 2001 from Harvard University where he was Director of the Public Finance Group in the Kennedy School of Government and earlier in the Harvard Institute for International Development. He has over 25 years of international professional experience in public finance, acting as an advisor in tax policy and administration reforms, public investment management and other fiscal matters to over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and elsewhere including co-ordination of the successful Tax Modernization Program in Kenya. Earlier he served as Assistant Director of Tax Policy Analysis in the Department of Finance in the Government of Canada. Glenday has also published research and taught graduate courses and executive workshops in taxation, public budgeting and project appraisal matters from 1985 onwards.  Glenday was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Developing Countries
  • Economic development
  • Finance, Public
  • Public Administration
  • Taxation
  • International Finance


Ph.D., Harvard University (1983)

M.P.P., Harvard University (1976)

M.A., University of Oxford (UK) (1974)

B.S.CH.E., University of Cape Town (1971)

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