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Reforming State and Local Tax Systems


InterContinental New Orleans – 444 St. Charles Ave

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Conferences

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

More Information

This one-day conference, organized by the Murphy Institute and the Department of Economics at Tulane University, will explore new research on state and local tax reforms, including empirical, experimental, and theoretical contributions, in the face of increasing challenges in areas such as the growth of services and internet sales, increased tax competition, greater factor mobility across state (and national) boundaries, and other similar developments.

About The Speakers

  • Gary Cornia (Brigham Young University), Ray Nelson (Brigham Young University), and Bruce Johnson (Brigham Young University), “Lessons and Insights from Reforming Utah’s Individual Income Tax”
  • Kim Rueben (The Urban Institute) and Frank Sammartino (The Urban Institute), “Reforming the State and Local Tax Deduction”
  • Ben Brewer (University of New Hampshire), Karen Smith Conway (University of New Hampshire), and Jonathan C. Rork (Reed College), “Protecting the Vulnerable or Ripe for Reform? State Income Tax Breaks for the Elderly – Then and Now”
  • Paul Eliason (Duke University) and Byron Lutz (Federal Reserve Board of Governors), “Can Fiscal Rules Constrain the Size of Government? An Analysis of the “Crown Jewel” of Tax and Expenditure Limitations”
  • Andre J. Barbe (Rice University) and George Zodrow (Rice University), “Efficiency Gains from Comprehensive Sales Tax Reform”
  • Andrew Feltenstein (Georgia State University), Mark Rider (Georgia State University), David L. Sjoquist (Georgia State University), and John V. Winters (Oklahoma State University), “Economic and Welfare Effects of Reducing Property Taxes”
  • Ronald C. Fisher (Michigan State University) and Robert W. Wassmer (California State University, Sacramento), “Perception of Gasoline Taxes and Driver Cost: Implications for Highway Finance”
  • Kirk J. Stark (University of California, Los Angeles), “Regional Taxation and Regional Tax Base Sharing in State Tax Reform”

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.