Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hamilton Project Hosts Conference Today On Tackling The Tax Code: Efficient And Equitable Ways To Raise Revenue

The Hamilton Project hosts a conference today on Tackling the Tax Code: Efficient and Equitable Ways to Raise Revenue at the Brookings Institution (webcast here):

TacklingThe United States needs additional revenue sources for investments that support broadly shared growth, for fiscal balance, and for a more equitable tax code. As policymakers address these challenges, important questions about taxes arise—who pays them, what effects do they have on the economy, and how much revenue can they raise? Therefore, it is necessary to examine how our nation’s tax code can most effectively provide for a strong government that promotes not only growth, but also widespread economic well-being and reduced inequality.

Panel #1:  Efficient and Equitable Ways to Raise Revenue

  • Timothy  Geithner (President, Warburg Pincus)
  • Penny Pritzker (Founder and Chair, PSP Partners) (moderator)
  • Robert Rubin (Former U.S. Treasury Secretary)
  • Lawrence Summers (Harvard)

Panel #2:  From a Financial Transactions Tax to a VAX

  • William Gale (Tax Policy Center)
  • Catherine Mann (Global Chief Economist, Citi)
  • Jay Shambaugh (Hamilton Project) (moderator)
  • Antonio Weiss (Harvard)

Panel #3:  Increasing Compliance and Other Options to Raise Revenue

  • Kate Davidson (Wall Street Journal) (moderator)
  • Natasha Sarin (University of Pennsylvania)

Panel #4:  What Is the Optimal Approach to Taxing Wealth? 

  • David Kamin (NYU)
  • Greg Leiserson (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
  • Ray Madoff (Boston College)
  • Catherine Rampell (Washington Post) (moderator)
  • Michael Strain (American Enterprise Institute)

Panel #5:  What’s Next For Corporate Tax Reform?

  • Kimberly Clausing (Reed College; moving to UCLA)
  • Jason Furman (Harvard)
  • Mark J. Mazur (Tax Policy Center) (moderator)

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