Tulane Tax Roundtable 2016

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.
Sponsored by:
Center on Law and the Economy
Tulane Law School

Event Description

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)

Admission Information

Open to the public