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Pepperdine University School of Law

Monday, February 3, 2014

TPC & USC Conference: Growing Income Inequality: Is Tax Policy the Cause, the Cure or Irrelevant?


The Tax Policy Center and USC Gould School of Law host a conference on Growing Income Inequality: Is Tax Policy the Cause, the Cure or Irrelevant? (flyer) this Friday, February 7, 2014:

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), The Role of Capital Gains Tax Preferences in Generating Wealth and Income Inequality
  • Victor Fleischer (San Diego) & 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

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It seems like the substantive discussions of tax policy are increasingly being held on the West Coast.

Posted by: michael livingston | Feb 3, 2014 7:49:41 AM