Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium and Seminar

Spring 2015
Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium
Tuesday, 4:00-5:50 p.m., Vanderbilt Hall-208
Professor Daniel Shaviro and Professor Alan Viard
(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
Fax: (212) 995-4341
shavirod@exchange.law.nyu.edu
http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/

 

2015 Schedule

January 20
Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School
"Does Front-Loading Taxation Increase Savings? Evidence from Roth 401(k) Introductions."

January 27
David Kamin, NYU School of Law
"In Good Times and Bad: Designing Legislation That Responds to Fiscal Uncertainty."

February 3
Kimberly Blanchard, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
"The Tax Significance of Legal Personality: A U.S. View."

February 10
Linda Sugin, Fordham Law School
"Invisible Taxpayers."

Februrary 24
Eric Toder, Urban Institute
"What the United States Can Learn from Other Countries' Territorial Tax Systems."

March 3
Ruth Mason, University of Virginia Law School
"Citizenship Taxation."

March 10
George Yin, University of Virginia Law School
"Protecting Taxpayers from Congressional Lawbreaking."

March 24
Leigh Osofsky, University of Miami School of Law
"Tax Law Non-Enforcement."

March 31
Shu-Yi Oei, Tulane Law School
"Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements."

April 7
Lillian Mills, University of Texas Business School
"Topics [to be determined] in Financial Reporting and Corporate Tax Compliance."

April 14
Lawrence Zelenak, Duke University School of Law
"Up in the Air over the Taxation of Frequent Flyer Benefits: the American,
Canadian, and Australian Experiences."

April 21
David Albouy, University of Illinois Economics Department
"Should we be taxed out of our homes?  Leisure and housing as complements and optimal taxation."

April 28
David Schizer, Columbia Law School
"Tax and Energy Policy."

May 5
Gregg Polsky, University of North Carolina School of Law
“Private Equity Tax Games and Their Implications for Tax Practitioners, Enforcers, and Reformers.”

 

 

 

Schedules from prior semesters:

2014 Schedule

2013 Schedule