Tax Policy Colloquium and Seminar
Professors Daniel Shaviro and William Gale
Tax Policy & Public Finance - LAW-LW.10787.001 (4 credits)
Tuesday, 10:00-11:50 a.m. Furman Hall, Room 318
Colloquium, 4:00-5:50 p.m., Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
The Colloquium offers students the opportunity to pursue tax policy and theory, along with related issues of public economics, at an advanced level. The primary focus of the Colloquium will be papers and works in progress by scholars from around the country, including NYU faculty. Students attend the afternoon Colloquium and participate in its discussions. In addition, each week the morning seminar component examines the paper scheduled for presentation at the Colloquium, including background issues that may help in understanding it. Students must prepare a short comment paper in 5 of the 14 weeks focusing on the upcoming paper, make a short in-class presentation on one of the papers, and submit to the conveners of the Colloquium a proposed question for the author in each week (after Week 1) when they are not submitting a comment paper or making an oral presentation.
Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
The list of presenters for Spring 2013 is forthcoming.
Spring 2013 Schedule
(All sessions meet on Tuesdays from 4-5:50 pm in Vanderbilt 208, NYU Law School)
David Kamin, NYU School of Law
"Are We There Yet?: On a Path to Closing America's Long-Run Deficit"
Edward McCaffery, USC Law School
"Bifurcation Blues: The Problems of Leaving Redistribution Aside"
Jake Brooks, Georgetown Law School
"Taxation, Risk and Portfolio Choice: The Treatment of Returns to Risk Under a Normative Income Tax"
Lilian Faulhaber, Boston University School of Law
"Charitable Giving, Tax Expenditures and the Fiscal Future of the European Union"
Peter Diamond, MIT Economics Department
"The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations"
Darien Shanske, University of California at Hastings College of Law
"Modernizing the Property Tax"
Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Illinois Law School
"Competitive Neutrality Among Debt-Financed Multi-national Firms"
Leslie Robinson, Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College
"Internal Ownership Structures of Multinational Firms"
Alan Viard, American Enterprise Institute
"Progressive ConsumptionTaxation: The Choice of Tax Design"
Brian Galle, Boston College Law School
"Regulation from the Inside Out: Nudges and Price Instrument Theory for Internalities and Externalities"
Sarah Lawsky, University of California, Irvine School of Law
"Modeling Uncertainty in Tax Law"
Larry Bartels, Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
"The Class War Gets Personal: Inequality as a Political Issue in the 2012 Election"
Itai Grinberg, Georgetown Law School
"Emerging Countries and the Taxation of Offshore Accounts"
Raj Chetty, Harvard Economics Department
"Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowd-Out in Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Denmark"
Schedules from prior semesters: