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, you will need to sign in at the security desk when you get to campus.

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Spring 2024 Schedule

For an accessible version of a paper, please email Jess Dowd at jd1893@georgetown.edu.

January 30, 2024
Jess Grana, MITRE
Income Visibility and the Compliance Response to Declining Audit Coverage

February 6, 2024
David Schizer, Columbia Law School
Wealth Taxes Under the Constitution: An Originalist Analysis” (with Steven Calabresi)

February 13, 2024
Caroline Bruckner, American University Kogod School of Business
The Small Business Tax Literacy Project: Keys to Unlocking Small Business Capital & Compliance

February 27, 2024
Karen Brown, The George Washington University Law School
Repairing International Tax Reform: The View from Sub-Saharan Africa

March 5, 2024
Katie Genadek, University of Colorado, Boulder
Newly-Available Individual-Level U.S. Tax Data from 1969-1994

March 19, 2024
Jan Millard, IRS
Using Behavioral Insights in Notice Design to Improve Taxpayer Responses and Achieve Compliance Outcomes

March 26, 2024
Alex Rees-Jones, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
An Approach to Measuring Tax Complexity

April 2, 2024
Rita de la Feria, University of Leeds School of Law
Designing a Progressive VAT

April 9, 2024
Paul Organ, Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Role of Intellectual Property in Tax Planning (with Katarzyna Bilicka and İrem Güçeri)

April 16, 2024
Goldburn Maynard, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Penalizing Hardships” (with Clint Wallace)

April 23, 2024
Natasha Sarin, Yale Law School
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