Feb. 2 Conference Probes Tax Reform Impact on International Business and the U.S. Tax Base

January 25, 2018 —

WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law and the International Tax Policy Forum will host a Feb. 2 conference at Georgetown Law: “Can an Internationally Competitive Tax System Protect Its Tax Base?”


The new tax law reduced the U.S. corporate tax rate and reshaped the international tax landscape, but many questions remain about what the changes mean and how they will play out. At this conference, academics, economists and tax law practitioners will discuss the new law’s international provisions and how various approaches to regulating them could impact the competitiveness of U.S. companies, foreign investment in the U.S. and jobs for U.S. workers.

The conference will feature keynote remarks by Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. 

A full event description and schedule is available here


Alan J. Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance
Alfons Weichenrieder, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Calum Dewar, Price Waterhouse Cooper
Itai Grinberg, Georgetown Law 
James R. Hines, University of Michigan
Jennifer Blouin, The Wharton School
John Samuels, International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF)
Kimberly Clausing, Reed College
Lilian V. Faulhaber, Georgetown Law
Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
Michelle Hanlon, MIT Sloan School of Management
Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business School
Mike Williams, HM Treasury
Paul Oosterhuis, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Rosanne Altshuler, Rutgers University

Keynote Speaker: Kevin A. Hassett, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers


Friday, February 2, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Morning sessions will be held on the 12th floor of the Gewirz Student Center. The keynote remarks will take place in the lobby of the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport and Fitness Center.


Media interested in attending should contact

Georgetown Law's Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) contributes to the analysis of today's most pressing global economic law and policy issues. IIEL hosts policy debates and partners on research and publications with a wide and ever expanding range of international organizations, firms, NGOs and government agencies. In 2017, IIEL launched Fintech Week, a unique policy forum for nearly 500 market participants, regulators and thought leaders. IIEL’s executive education menu includes signature, annual programs such as the Global Trade Academy, now in its 12th year.  

Founded in 1992, the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF) is a group of over 45 major U.S.-based multinational companies with a diverse industry representation. The Forum’s mission is to promote research and education on the taxation of cross-border investment. The Forum sponsors academic research and conferences on international tax issues. The Forum does not take positions on specific legislative proposals. 

On The Web

Maps & Directions

Google Location Map Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001