Monday, March 16, 2009
Erik M. Jensen
(Case Western) is the new editor of the Journal of Taxation of Investments,
published by Civic Research Institute:
This isn't a "scholarly"
publication; it's aimed at a non-academic audience of investors and their
advisors. But, as we all know, the distinction between the practical and
the theoretical in tax law is a tenuous one, and I welcome articles not
only from practitioners but also from the tax academy. A number of
academics serve on the board, and many have written for JTI over the years.
In short, this is an opportunity to put promotion-and-tenure issues to the
side and to focus on matters that lend themselves to nice 10-25 page
discussions-—footnoted, but not overdone. (You can expand the piece for
promotion purposes later.) I interpret "investments" broadly—-indeed, I
interpret "taxation" broadly as well-—but remember the audience.