Paul L. Caron

Friday, March 18, 2022

Florida Hosts 12th Annual Tax Policy Lectures Today On (1) Tax Evasion And Enforcement And (2) Public Finance And Racism

The University of Florida Law Graduate Tax Program hosts the 12th Annual Ellen Bellet Gelberg Tax Policy Lecture virtually today in two parts:

Florida Logo (2017)Tax Evasion and Enforcement at 9:30 AM ET (Zoom link):

Public Finance and Racism at 12:00 PM ET (Zoom link), by William Gale:

M ainstream public finance research has largely ignored racial issues. This paper calls on public finance economists to explore racial issues more extensively. The obvious reasons are to understand the effects of inequitable and inefficient policies, help develop remedies, and ensure that public finance is addressing the issues most salient to society. The less obvious reason is that public finance has tools and frameworks that can provide useful insights into the economics of racism. As economists search for issues that are both amenable to analysis and important for society, the pervasive effects of racism stand out in both regards.


  • 2021 Lecture: William G. Gale (Brookings Institution), Daniel Hemel (Chicago), Melissa Kearney (Maryland), Ioana E. Marinescu (Pennsylvania)
  • 2020 Lecture: William Gale (Brookings Institute), Janet Holtzblatt (Tax Policy Center), David Kamin (NYU), Alan D. Viard (American Enterprise Institute)
  • 2018 Lectrue:  Lily Batchelder (NYU), William Gale (Brookings Institution), Fred Murray (Florida), Richard Reeves (Brookings Institution)
  • 2014 Lecture:  Mark Mazur (U.S. Treasury Department)
  • 2012 Lecture:  Thomas Barthold (Joint Committee on Taxation), Lily Batchelder (NYU), Lindy Paull (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Lindy Paull (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Mark Prater (Senate Finance Committee)
  • 2011 Lecture:  Lindy Paull (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Eric Solomon (Ernst & Young), Hap Shashy (Dewey & LeBoeuf)
  • 2010 Lecture: Jane Gravelle (Congressional Research Service)

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