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Tulane Tax Roundtable 2016

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


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

All are welcome to attend. Please email Professor Shu-Yi Oei at soei@tulane.edu for more information and for copies of the papers to be presented.

Event Details

Open to the public

Event Type: Conferences

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

Additional Sponsors:
Tulane Law School

More Information

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Presenter: James Alm (Tulane Economics)

Evaluating the Economic Effects of Flat Tax Reforms Using Synthetic Control Methods
(with Bibek Adhikari)
Discussant: Brian Galle (Georgetown)

9:30 am – 10:15 am
Presenter: Leigh Osofsky (Miami)

Simplexity and the Tax Law
(with Joshua Blank)
Discussant: Lawrence Zelenak (Duke)

10: 15 – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Presenter: Stephen Shay (Harvard)

R&D Tax Incentives – Growth Panacea or Budget Trojan Horse?
Discussant: Leigh Osofsky (Miami)

11:15 am – 12 noon
Presenter: Darien Shanske (UC Davis)

Tax Cannibalization and Fiscal Federalism in the United States
Discussant: Steve Sheffrin (Tulane Economics)

12 noon – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Presenter: Lawrence Zelenak (Duke)

The Tax-Free Basis Step-Up at Death, the Charitable Deduction for Unrealized Appreciation, and the Persistence of Error Discussant: Marjorie Kornhauser (Tulane Law)

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Presenter: Emily Satterthwaite (Toronto)

Can Audits Encourage Tax Evasion? An Experimental Assessment
Discussant: Stephen Shay (Harvard)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Brian Galle (Georgetown)

Policy Design for Paternalistic Regulation
Discussant: Darien Shanske (UC Davis)

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Presenter: Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane Law)

The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums
Discussant: Emily Satterthwaite (Toronto)

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.