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Reed Shuldiner

Alvin L. Snowiss Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

Reed Shuldiner

Reed Shuldiner is one of the nation’s top experts on the Federal income tax. He is best known for his seminal work on the taxation of financial products. Continue reading… Reed Shuldiner is one of the nation’s top experts on the Federal income tax. He is best known for his seminal work on the taxation of financial products. His current areas of research include the taxation of wealth and the treatment of risk under the income tax.


Prior to coming to Penn, Shuldiner worked in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury. While at Penn Law, he has advised the governments of China, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa on income tax issues on behalf of the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury.

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Expertise

  • Tax Policy
  • Income Taxation

Articles and Book Chapters

Comment on Does the United States Tax Capital Income, in TAXING CAPITAL INCOME (Henry J. Aaron, Leonard E. Burman, C. Eugene Steuerle, eds., 2007).

Lessons From the Limitation on Itemized Deductions, 93 TAX NOTES 673 (2001) (with David Shakow).

A Comprehensive Wealth Tax, 53 TAX L. REV. 499 (2000) (with David Shakow).

Index the Code, Not Capital Gains, 79 TAX NOTES 225 (1998).

Indexing the Federal Income Tax, 48 TAX L. REV. 537 (1993).

A General Approach to the Taxation of Financial Instruments, 71 TEX. L. REV. 243 (1992).

Consistency and the Taxation of Financial Products, 70 TAXES 781 (1992).

Corporate Integration: Do the Uncertainties Outweigh the Benefits?, 47 TAX L. REV. 653 (1992).

Board of Advisors, Tannenwald Competition.

Technical Assistance Expert, International Monetary Fund.

Consultant, U. S. Treasury Department, Office of Technical Assistance.

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Wealth Taxation
  • Taxation of Financial Products

Positions

Yale - Visiting Professor (1994-95)

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft - Counsel (1989-90)

Attorney/Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury Dept. (1986-89)

Wilmer Cutler, & Pickering - Associate (1984-86)

Penn Law - Alvin L. Snowiss Professor of Law (2005- ); Associate Dean (2000-02); Professor of Law (1995-2005); Assistant Professor (1990-94); Center for Tax Law and Policy at Penn - Co-Director (2007- )

Harvard - William K. Jacobs, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2005)

Courses

  • Federal Income Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Taxation of Financial Products
  • Tax Policy

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