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Friday, January 30, 2009

UCLA Hosts Conference Today on Tax Policy in the Obama Era

UCLA School of Law and the Tax Policy Center are sponsoring a conference today at UCLA on Tax Policy in the Obama Era (live webcast available here):

  • 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.:  Tax Policy in an Era of Growing Inequality
    • Emmanuel Saez (UC-Berkeley Economics Department), Income Tax Reform and Inequality
    • Leonard Burman (Tax Policy Center), The Rising Tide Tax System: Indexing the Tax System for Changes in Inequality
    • Eric Zolt (UCLA School of Law) & Leah Boustan (UCLA Economics Department), Income Inequality and Local Government
    • Commentator: Elizabeth Garrett (USC School of Law)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.:  Dimensions of Fiscal Policy in the Post-Bush Era
    • George Yin (University of Virginia School of Law), Temporary-Effect Legislation, Political Accountability, and Fiscal Restraint
    • Hillary Hoynes (UC-Davis Economics Department), Tax Policy for Low-Income Families: The EITC
    • Kirk Stark (UCLA School of Law), In Search of a Post-Partisan Fiscal Federalism
    • Commentator: Pamela Olson (Skadden Arps)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.:  Lunch Speaker: The Honorable Xavier Becerra (U.S. House of Representatives; Member, Ways & Means Committee)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.:  Policy Options Amid Economic Crisis
    • Steve Bank (UCLA School of Law), Tax Policy During the Great Depression
    • Dan Halperin (Harvard Law School & Tax Policy Center), Retirement Income Security After the Fall
    • Daniel J. B. Mitchell (UCLA Anderson School of Management), When Luck Runs Out: California‚Äôs Budget Crisis
    • Commentator:  Joseph Bankman (Stanford Law School)
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.:  Politics, Public Opinion & the Possibility of Tax Reform
    • Larry Bartels (Princeton University), Public Opinion and the Politics of Tax Policy: From Bush to Obama
    • Ed McCaffery (USC School of Law & California Institute of Technology), Behavioral Dimensions of Tax Reform
    • Rosanne Altshuler (Tax Policy Center), Lessons from the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
    • Commentator:  Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A. Law School)     

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Are there any plans to post the webcast to an audiofile for listening outside of a work environment? If you find it I'd be ever grateful.

Posted by: Kyle | Jan 30, 2009 7:43:33 AM

Tax Policy in the Obama Era

Just appoint all those deadbeat tax payers to cabinet positions and we will get all those unpaid back taxes.

Now that is a plan for Hope and Change!

Posted by: anon | Jan 31, 2009 9:57:45 AM