Batchelder discusses fiscal incentives at a tax policy conference co-sponsored by NYU Law in Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposes expanded tax credits for child care, low-income earners, retirement savings, and higher education. To address these issues, Professor Lily Batchelder joined some of the nation’s leading experts on tax policy, health policy, housing, and retirement at “Getting More from Tax Incentives,” a day-long conference in Washington, D.C. on May 19, co-sponsored by the American Tax Policy Institute, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and NYU Law. The participants discussed whether and how tax incentives should be used to promote social policy goals and how best to reform current tax incentives for health care, owner-occupied housing, and retirement saving. Ingrid Gould Ellen, co-director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, spoke at a panel examining tax incentives for owner-occupied housing.