Friday, February 7, 2014
The Tax Policy Center and USC Gould School of Law host a conference today on Growing Income Inequality: Is Tax Policy the Cause, the Cure or Irrelevant? (flyer) beginning at 8:30 a.m. PST (free webcast):
Panel #1: Measuring Inequality
- Moderator: Paul Caron (Pepperdine)
- Emmanuel Saez (UC-Berkeley), Income Concentration and Top Income Tax Rates
- Scott Winship (Manhattan Institute), Has Income Inequality Risen, and If Yes, Between Whom?
Panel #2: How The Tax System Fosters Inequality
- Moderator: Todd Molz (Managing Director and General Counsel, Oaktree Capital)
- Leonard Burman & Eric Toder (Tax Policy Center), Tax Cuts and Pre-Tax Income Inequality
- Victor Fleischer (San Diego), Sweat Equity, The Catalyst of American Enterprise and American Inequality
- Steven Rosenthal (Tax Policy Center), How the Rich Get Richer through the Income Tax
Luncheon Keynote Address: Ron Wyden (U.S. Senator, Oregon)
Panel #3: Tax Policy or Fiscal Policy
- Moderator: Eric Zolt (UCLA)
- Edward Kleinbard (USC), From Progressive Tax to Progressive Fiscal Systems
- Donald Marron (Tax Policy Center), Can Distributional Analyses Combine Taxes and Spending?
Panel #4: The Income Tax as an Anti-Poverty Tool
- Moderator: Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.)
- Miles Corak (University of Ottawa), Intergenerational Mobility: What Makes America Different?
- John Colombo (Illinois), Using the Charitable Deduction to Stimulate Social Change