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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mann Presents Economists are from Mars, Lawyers are from Venus Today at UCLA

MannRoberta F. Mann (Oregon) presents Economists are from Mars, Lawyers are from Venus: The Tax Policy Implications of Communication Failure at UCLA today as part of its Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium hosted by Jason Oh and Kirk Stark:

This article will first explore the development of the relationship between lawyers and economists by briefly examining the “law and economics” movement. The next section will contrast the training of economists with the training of lawyers. The following section will focus on the income tax system and the role economists and lawyers play in its development and implementation, including options for tax reform and its effect on in equality. Finally, the article will delve into behavioral research and the psychology of “numbers,” and the implications for the tax and fiscal systems.

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Economists are from Mars, Lawyers are from Venus, and Politicians are from Uranus.

Posted by: AMTbuff | Feb 28, 2013 7:10:25 PM

An interesting essay, but it includes not one citation to a tax case decided by a court. As a result, practicing tax lawyers will ignore it.

Posted by: Jake | Feb 28, 2013 9:19:33 PM