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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Tannenwald Tax Writing Competition Results

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Here are the results in the 2011 Tannenwald Tax Writing Competition, sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and the American College of Tax Counsel:

  • First Prize ($5,000):  Michael Behrens (UCLA), Citizens United, Tax Policy, and Corporate Governance  (Faculty Sponsor: Steven Bank)
  • Second Prize (tie) ($2,000):  Jacob Dean (Cincinnati), â€œDo You Have That New Church App for Your iPhone?” Making the Case for a Clearer and Broader Definition of Church Under the Internal Revenue Code  (Faculty Sponsor:  Stephanie Hunter McMahon)
  • Second Prize (tie) ($2,000):  Stas Getmanenko (SMU), Consequences of Carried Interest Reform for the Private Investment Industry  (Faculty Sponsor: Christopher Hanna)
  • Honorable Mention:  Tessa Davis (Florida State), Reproducing Value  (Faculty Sponsor: Curtis Bridgeman)
  • Honorable Mention:  Jacob Goldin (Yale), Libertarian Paternalist Meets Tax Policy: Designing Commodity Taxes for Inattentive Consumers  (Faculty Sponsor: Yair Listokin)

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