Paul L. Caron

Friday, November 17, 2017

ATPI Hosts Conference Today On Tax Incentives For State, Local, And International Economic Development

ATPI Logo (2015)The American Tax Policy Institute hosts its Annual Fall Conference today on Tax Incentives for State, Local, and International Economic Development at Skadden in Washington, D.C.:

US states and localities spend $45 billion annually on tax incentives and other programs intended to spur economic development. Countries around the world similarly offer tax holidays, investment credits, and other preferential tax treatments in a bid to promote investment and create jobs. Do these policies work? At what cost? Are there better and worse ways to spur local economic growth and productivity gains? What might international practitioners learn from their state and local counterparts and vice versa? This one-day conference co-sponsored by the American Tax Policy Institute and the Murphy Institute at Tulane University will explore these questions from a variety of perspectives in international and state and local taxation as well as regional and economic growth. Researchers in law, economics, and accounting will join practitioners at all government levels to identify best practices and how to encourage policies that benefit all taxpayers.

Panel #1:  State & Local Tax Incentives in the United States: Overview and Assessment
Steven Sheffrin (Tulane) (moderator)
Timothy Bartik (W.E. Upjohn Institute)
Patrick Button (Tulane)
Carlianne Patrick (Georgia State)

Panel #2:  International Tax Incentives and Tax Competition
Kimberly Clausing (Reed College) (moderator)
Patrick Driessen (Consultant)
Alexander Klemm (International Monetary Fund)

Panel #3:  A View from the States: Developing and Deploying Evidence-Based Tax Incentive Policy
Jeff Chapman (Pew Charitable Trust) (moderator)
Lori Metcalf (District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer)
Ellen Miller (Virginia Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission)
Robert Rehrmann (Maryland Department of Legislative Services)

Panel #4:  A View from the World: Developing and Deploying Evidence-Based Tax Incentive Policy
Manal Corwin (KPMG) (moderator)
Lilian Faulhaber (Georgetown)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown)
David Noren (McDermott Will & Emery)

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