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Editor: Paul L. Caron, Dean
Pepperdine University School of Law

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium: Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis

TaxSymposiumHeaderPaul L. Caron (Pepperdine), Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis, 142 Tax Notes 1106 (2014) (104-page pdf of all ten symposium articles):

On January 17, 2014, Pepperdine University School of Law and Tax Analysts sponsored a symposium in Malibu, California, at which 21 of the nation’s leading tax academics, practitioners, and journalists discussed the prospects for tax reform as it is affected by two crises facing Washington, D.C.: dangerously misaligned spending and tax policies, which have resulted in a crippling $17.4 trillion national debt; and the IRS’s alleged targeting of conservative political organizations. This introduction to the symposium summarizes the keynote (Joseph Bankman) and luncheon (Bruce Bartlett) addresses and the three panels. 

Keynote Address (video):  Joseph Bankman (Stanford), Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis
Edward Kleinbard (USC) (commentator)

Panel #1:  Individual/Estate and Gift Tax Reform (video)

Luncheon Address (video):  Bruce Bartlett (Former Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary), The History of Tax Reform

Panel #2:  Business/International Tax Reform (video)

Panel #3:  Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis: Institutional Perspectives (video)

Closing Remarks (video):  Robert Popovich (Pepperdine), What Have We Learned Today?

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