Paul L. Caron

Friday, March 24, 2006

Center for American Progress Hosts Conference Today on Options for Tax Reform

Center_for_american_progress_1The Center for American Progress is hosting a conference today on Options for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C.  Here are the speakers and their topics:

Panel I: Comprehensive Reform (9:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

  • Speakers:
    • Chaka Fattahtah (U.S. Representative, Second Congressional District, Pennsylvania)
    • John Irons (Director of Tax and Budget Policy, Center for American Progress)
    • Maya MacGuineas (Director, Fiscal Policy Program, The New America Foundation)
    • Van Doorn Oooms (Senior Fellow, Committee for Economic Development)
    • Paul Weinstein Jr. (Chief Operating Officer, Progressive Policy Institute)
  • Discussant:
    • William Gale (Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution)

Panel II: Education and Marriage (10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

  • Speakers:
    • Susan M. Dynarski (Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University and Faculty Research Fellow, NBER)
    • Jeffrey Liebman (Professor of Public Policy, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government)
  • Discussants:
    • Alan J. Auerbach (Director, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley)
    • Austan Goolsbee (Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business)

Luncheon Panel: Future of Tax Reform - Overhaul or Incremental Change? (12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

  • Elizabeth Garrett (Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, University of Southern California and Member, President Bush's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform)
  • Peter R. Orszag (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution)
  • Gene B. Sperling (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)
  • Jon Talisman (Founding Partner of Capitol Tax Partners)
  • John Podesta - Moderator (President & CEO, Center for American Progress)

Panel III:  Rewarding and Encouraging Work, Supporting Parents, International Taxation (1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

  • Speakers:
    • Anne Alstott (Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation, Yale Law School)
    • Jason Furman (Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Wagner School)
    • James Kvaal (Harvard University)
  • Discussants:
    • Jonathan Gruber (Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Daniel Halperin (Stanley S. Surrey Professor, Harvard Law School)
    • Robert Gordon (Senior Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress)

The conference will be held at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.

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