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Tulane Tax Roundtable 2013

The Tulane Tax Roundtable brings together tax scholars from around the country, resident Tulane Faculty, and Tulane students for discussion and debate about important tax policy issues of our time. The roundtable showcases the drafts and works-in-progress of its participants and subjects these works to rigorous analysis in a discussant-driven workshop format.

Co-sponsored by Tulane’s Murphy Institute and Tulane Law School



Room 202 Tulane Law School – 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70118


All are welcome to attend. Please email Professor Shu-Yi Oei at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information and for copies of the papers to be presented.

About the Speaker

8:45 am – 9:30 am
James Alm (with Jay A. Soled), Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Tulane University
The Internal Revenue Code and Automobiles: A Case Study of Taxpayer Noncompliance
Discussant: Philip Hackney (LSU)

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Terrence Chorvat, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
The Failure of the Facebook IPO and a Justification for the Debt-Equity Tax Distinction
Discussant: Steven Sheffrin (Tulane Murphy)

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Steven Sheffrin, Professor of Economics & Director of the Murphy Institute, Tulane University
What Role Can Desert Play in Designing Tax Policies?
Discussant: Nancy Staudt (USC)

11:15 am – 12 noon
Nancy Staudt (with Victor Fleischer), Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public Policy, Academic Director, The Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, USC Gould School of Law
The Supercharged IPO
Discussant: Terrence Chorvat (George Mason)

12 noon – 1:30 pm Break for Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Shu-Yi Oei, Associate Professor, Tulane Law School
Taxing in the Shadow of Bankruptcy Law: The Collections Case for Tax Priority
Discussant: Ajay Mehrotra (IU Maurer)

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Lori McMillan, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
Noncharitable Nonprofit Organizations in Canada: An Empirical Examination
Discussant: James Alm (Tulane Economics)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Ajay Mehrotra, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Law, and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow; Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Sharing the Burden: Law, Politics, and the Making of the Modern American Fiscal State, 1880-1930
Discussant: Marjorie Kornhauser (Tulane Law)

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Tessa Davis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
Two Households Both Alike in Dignity: Family as Status and Family as Contract in the Tax Code
Discussant: Lori McMillan (Washburn)

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