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Tulane Tax Roundtable 2015

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 for more information and for copies of the papers to be presented.

About the Speaker

8:45 am – 9:30 am
James Alm, Professor and Chair of Economics, Tulane University
Using Public Information to Estimate Self-Employment Earnings of Informal Suppliers (with Brian Erard)
Discussant: Susan C. Morse

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Steven A. Dean, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
SE(c)(3): A Catalyst for Social Enterprise Crowdfunding (with Dana Brakman Reiser)
Discussant: Kirk J. Stark

10: 15 – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Andrew T. Hayashi, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Taxing Committed Consumption and the Simple Economics of Paying in Kind
Discussant: Mirit Eyal-Cohen

11:15 am – 12 noon
Alex Raskolnikov, Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law, Columbia Law School
Rational Decisions Under Legal Uncertainty
Discussant: James Alm

12 noon – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Susan C. Morse, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Tax Savings for U.S. Headquartered, Non-U.S.-Incorporated Multinational Firms (with Eric J. Allen)
Discussant: Steven A. Dean

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Steven Sheffrin, Professor of Economics, Director of the Murphy Institute, Tulane University
The Success of SNAP (Food Stamps) and the Desirability of Taxing Food (with Anna L. Johnson)
Discussant: Andrew T. Hayashi

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Kirk J. Stark, Barrall Family Professor of Tax Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law
Tax Policy in the Super ZIPs
Discussant: Alex Raskolnikov

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Mirit Eyal-Cohen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law
Lessons in Fiscal Activism
Discussant: Shu-Yi Oei

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