Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium and Seminar

Spring 2014
Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium
Tuesday, 4:00-5:50 p.m.,
Vanderbilt Hall-208
Professor Daniel Shaviro and Professor Alan Auerbach
(scroll down for schedule)

The Colloquium offers students the opportunity to pursue tax policy and theory, along with related issues of public economics, at an advanced level.  The primary focus of the Colloquium will be papers and works in progress by scholars from around the country, including NYU faculty.  Students attend the afternoon Colloquium and participate in its discussions.  In addition, each week the morning seminar component examines the paper scheduled for presentation at the Colloquium, including background issues that may help in understanding it.  Students must prepare a short comment paper in 5 of the 14 weeks focusing on the upcoming paper, make a short in-class presentation on one of the papers, and submit to the conveners of the Colloquium a proposed question for the author in each week (after Week 1) when they are not submitting a comment paper or making an oral presentation.

Daniel Shaviro
Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation
New York University
School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
telephone: (212) 998-6187
facsimile:  (212) 995-4341


2014 Schedule

January 21
Saul Levmore, University of Chicago Law School
From Helmets to Savings and Inheritance Taxes: Regulatory Intensity, Information Revelation and Internalities
Internality Regulation Through Public Choice (Background Paper)

January 28
Fadi Shaheen,  Rutgers-Newark School of Law
The GAAP Lock-Out Effect and the Investment Behavior of Multinational Firms

February 4
Nancy Staudt, USC Gould School of Law
The Supercharged IPO

February 11
Thomas J. Brennan, Northwestern University School of Law
Smooth Retirement Accounts

Februrary 25
Chris Sanchirico, University of Pennsylvania Law School
"As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality"

March 4
James R. Hines and Kyle D. Logue, University of Michigan Law School
"Delegating Tax"

March 11
Stephanie Sikes, Wharton School Accounting Department, University of Pennsylvania
"Cross-Country Evidence on the Relation between Capital Gains Taxes, Risk, and Expected Rates of Return."

March 25
Matthew C. Weinzierl, Harvard Business School
“Revisiting the Classical View of Benefit-Based Taxation.”

April 1
Andrew Biggs, American Enterprise Institute
“The Risk to State and Local Budgets Posed by Public Employee Pensions.”

April 8
Susannah Camic Tahk, University of Wisconsin Law School
“The Tax War on Poverty.”

April 15
Nirupama Rao, NYU Wagner School
"The Price of Liquor is Too Damn High: State Facilitated Collusion and the Implications for Taxes.”

April 22
Kimberly Clausing, Reed College Economics Department
“Lessons for International Tax Reform from the U.S. State Experience under Formulary Apportionment.”

April 29
David Gamage, Berkeley Law School
“A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments.”

May 6
Mitchell Kane, NYU Law School
“Transfer Pricing, Integration and Novel Intangibles: A Consensus Approach to the Arm's Length Standard.”




Schedules from prior semesters:

2013 Schedule