Paul L. Caron

Thursday, November 16, 2006

NTA's 99th Annual Conference on Taxation Begins Today in Boston

The National Tax Association's 3-day 99th Annual Conference on Taxation kicks off today at the Hyatt Regency in Boston.  Today's panels of interest to the readers of this blog include:

8:30–10:00 a.m.:  On Globalization and the Possibility of Progressive Taxation Location

  • Organizer: William Gentry (Williams College)
  • Moderator: George Plesko (University of Connecticut)
  • Speaker: Lawrence Summers (Harvard University)
  • Interlocutor: Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan)

10:15–11:45 a.m.:  Internationalizing the Public Finance Curriculum

  • Organizer/Moderator: Laura Kalambokidis (University of Minnesota)
  • Panelists:
    • Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan Law School)
    • Jon Bakija (Williams College)
    • Mihir Desai (Harvard University)
    • Ronald Fisher (Michigan State University)

1:45–3:15 p.m.:  Tax Policy and Financial Accounting Location

  • Organizer: Connie Weaver (Texas A&M University)
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Kahn (Penn State University)
  • Presentations:
    • Do Corporations Pay for Income Statement Classification? The Effect of Financial Reporting on the Market for Housing Tax Credits, Leslie Robinson (Dartmouth College)
    • Is Aggressive Financial and Tax Reporting Related to the Tax Function as a Profit or Cost Center?, John R. Robinson, Stephanie Sikes (both of University of Texas at Austin) & Connie Weaver (Texas A&M University)
      • Financial Accounting and Corporate Behavior, by David I. Walker (Boston University)
      • Discussant: David P. Weber (University of Connecticut)

3:30–5:00 p.m.:  In Honor of Richard Bird Recipient of the 2006 Daniel M. Holland Medal

  • Organizer: Robert Ebel (Office of The Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia)
  • Moderator: Eric Zolt (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Presentations:  Recognition of the Ongoing Contributions of Richard M. Bird
    • Roy Bahl (Georgia State University)
    • Charles McLure (Stanford University)
    • Enid Slack (University of Toronto)
    • Francois Vaillançourt (Université de Montréal)
    • Comments: Richard Bird (University of Toronto)

5:00–6:00 p.m.:  Annual Meeting of the Members of the National Tax Association – Tax Institute of America

6:30–7:30 p.m.:  Reception in Honor of Richard Bird

For the full program, with the list of the speakers and their topics, see here.

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