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 Emily Satterthwaite and Dayanand Manoli.

If you are planning on attending the workshop and are not a Georgetown University student or employee, please fill out our Visitor Registration Form prior to attending the workshop. Please note you will not be granted access to any building without completing the form.

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Spring 2023 Schedule

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January 31

Jacob Goldin
University of Chicago Law School
Measurement and Mitigation of Racial Disparities in Tax Audits

February 7

Allison Christians
McGill University Faculty of Law
Global Tax Reform and Mythical International Law

February 14

Michael Doran
University of Virginia School of Law
Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

February 28

John Guyton
Internal Revenue Service
Integrating Reward Maximization and Population Estimation: Sequential Decision-Making for Internal Revenue Service Audit Selection” (joint work with Peter Henderson, Ben Chugg, Brandon Anderson, Kristen Altenburger, Alex Turk, John Guyton, Jacob Goldin and Daniel E. Ho)

March 7

Amandeep S. Grewal
University of Iowa School of Law
“Billionaire Taxes and the Constitution”

March 21

Phyllis Taite
University of Oklahoma School of Law
Welfare v Wealthfare: The Illusion of Equity in Tax Policy

March 28

Shayak Sarkar
University of California, Davis School of Law
Internal Revenue’s External Borders

April 4

Emily Lin
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Who’s on (the 1040) First? Determinants and Consequences of Spouses’ Name Order on Joint Returns

April 11

Sarah Reber
Brookings Institution
Funding High-Poverty School Districts: Federal Policy Tools and the Limits of Incentives

April 18

Bradley Hardy
The McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
“Stalled Progress? Five Decades of Black-White and Rural-Urban Income Gaps.”

April 25

Francine Lipman
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
Not Taxing Puerto Rico? Whitewashing Impoverishment in U.S. vs Vaello Madero