This workshop introduces students to current research in tax policy and gives them an opportunity to develop skills in reading and critiquing contemporary legal and economic scholarship.

Each week, the workshop hosts a tax scholar, public finance economist, or other expert presenting a working paper on issues of tax law, public finance, and related fields. The workshop is organized and led by Professors John Brooks and Lilian Faulhaber.

The workshop is open to the public, and we encourage members of the D.C. tax community to attend and participate in our discussions.

The workshop is held at the Georgetown University Law Center, near Capitol Hill, at 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. It meets in the Faculty Dining Room (Room 2001) of the Hotung Building.

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February 5
Ruth Mason
University of Virginia School of Law
Benchmarking Illegal Subsidies

February 12*
*Workshop will be held in Hotung 6006.
Andy Grewal
University of Iowa College of Law
The Charitable Contribution Strategy: An Ineffective SALT Substitute

February 26
Damon Jones
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
The Labor Market Impacts of Universal and Permanent Cash Transfers: Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund

March 5
Christophe Waerzeggers and Cory Hillier
International Monetary Fund
The Platform for Collaboration on Tax: The Taxation of Offshore Indirect Transfers—A Toolkit

March 19
Ari Glogower
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
The Tax Rate Ratchet

March 26
Gerald Auten, U.S. Department of Treasury
David Splinter, Joint Committee on Taxation
Income Inequality in the United States: Using Tax Data to Measure Long-term Trends

April 2
Brian Galle
Georgetown University Law Center
How to Save Unemployment Insurance

April 9 
Tracy Gordon
Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Fiscal Democracy in the States: How Much Spending is on Autopilot?

April 16
Eleanor Wilking
New York University School of Law
Hotel Tax Incidence with Heterogeneous Firm Evasion: Evidence from Airbnb Remittance Agreements

April 23*
*Workshop will be held in Hotung 6006.

Dennis Ventry
University of California Davis School of Law
Free File: A Story of Agency Capture