Dr Richard V L Cooper is a vice president in the Transfer Pricing Practice of Charles River Associates. He is a transfer pricing and valuation expert with more than 30 years of experience. Dr Cooper has testified as an expert witness before various bodies, including the US Tax Court, US Federal District Court, US Bankruptcy Court, Ontario (Canada) Superior Court of Justice, the US International Trade Commission, and the US Congress (including the Senate Armed Services Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Budget Committee). He has been named "one of the world's leading transfer pricing advisers" by International Tax Review/Legal Media Group every year since their Expert Guides series was first published in 1999.
Prior to joining Charles River Associates, Dr Cooper was a partner at Ernst & Young (E&Y), where he co-founded and developed E&Y's global transfer pricing practice. After retiring from E&Y but before joining Charles River Associates, he was a managing director with Houlihan Lokey and a senior managing director at FTI Consulting. He spent the first eight years of his professional career at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Cooper has taught more than 20 undergraduate and graduate courses in international business, international tax, econometrics, money and banking, price theory, and manpower policy at Georgetown University, UCLA, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Hawaii, and the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has given more than 250 speeches and seminars on such topics as transfer pricing, valuation, international business strategy, international finance, countertrade, joint ventures, doing business in China, and export trading companies.
Dr Cooper earned his BA and MA degrees, both in Economics, from UCLA in 1967 and his PhD degree, also in Economics, from the University of Chicago in 1971.
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