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 Professor Brian Galle.

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Fall 2021 Schedule

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September 14
Aqib Aslam & Alpa Shah
International Monetary Fund
Tec(h)tonic Shifts: Taxing the Digital Economy

September 21
Gabrielle Pepin
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
How Would a Permanently Refundable Child and Dependent Care Credit Affect Eligibility, Benefits, and Incentives?

September 28
Jeff Hoopes
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flager Business School
Tax Boycotts

October 5
Michelle D. Layser
University of Illinois College of Law
Subsidizing Gentrification: A Spatial Analysis of Place-Based Tax Incentives

October 12
Elaine Maag
Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Imagining the Next Stage of the Child Tax Credit

October 19
Stephanie Hoffer
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Tax Law in Crises

October 26
Day Manoli
Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
The Effects of EITC Correspondence Audits on Low-Income Earners

November 2
Alice Abreu & Rick Greenstein
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Beyond Binary:  The Normative Perfect Should Not Be The Enemy Of The Demonstrably Good

November 9
Audrey Guo
Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
Payroll Tax Incidence: Evidence from Unemployment Insurance

November 16
Lucas Goodman & Andrew Whitten
Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Automating the 1040: How Accurately and for Whom Can We Prepopulate Individual Income Tax Returns?

November 30
Steven Dean & Dana Brakman Reiser
Brooklyn Law School
For-Profit Philanthropy