Robert M. Haig

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Robert M. Haig
InstitutionColumbia University
Alma materColumbia University
Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman
William Vickrey

Robert Murray Haig (1887 – 1953) was an American economist regarded as an expert in public finance and taxation. The concept of Haig–Simons income bears his name.[1]

Haig graduated with a PhD in economics from Columbia University in 1914, with a thesis written under supervision of Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman.[2]


  1. ^ Gruber, Jonathan (2004). Public Finance and Public Policy. Macmillan. pp. 498–99.
  2. ^ Mehrotra, Ajay K. (2013). Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877–1929. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 389–396. ISBN 978-1-107-43600-8.