Center for Tax Law and Policy

Penn Law

Seminar Series

Every year the Center for Tax Law and Policy invites a selection of the nation’s leading tax scholars to present their best new work in the Center’s Tax Policy Seminar Series. The series also invites prominent tax policy personnel from nearby Washington D.C. to talk about the practical application of policy principles.

Seminars are announced by email invitation. Papers are posted ahead of time. Penn Law students play a vital role in the seminar and those wishing to attend may register for Law School’s Tax Policy Seminar. Those wishing to be added to the email invitation list-including Penn students who have not signed up for the class-should email fssevents@law.upenn.edu.

Spring 2014

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are at 4:30 in Silverman 280

January 22

Danielle Rolfes, International Tax Counsel
Topic: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

February 5

Professor Reuven Avi-Yonah, Michigan Law School
Topic: Designing a Federal VAT: Summary and Recommendations

Taxation and Inequality

February 19 Professor Michael Graetz, Columbia Law School
Topic: Technological Innovation, International Competition, and the Challenges of International Income Taxation
March 5

Gerald E. Auten, Senior Research Economist, Office of Tax
Analysis, U.S. Treasury.
Topic: Income Distribution and Mobility

“New Perspectives on Income Mobility and Inequality”

April 2

Harry Grubert, Senior Research Economist, Office of Tax
Analysis, U.S. Treasury
Topic: Fixing the System: An Analysis of Alternative Proposals for the Reform of International Tax

April 9

Professor Richard Harvey, Villanova Law School
“Offshore Accounts: Insider’s Summary Of FATCA and Its Potential Future” and
 “Worldwide Taxation of US Citizens Living Abroad: Impact of FATCA and Two Proposals”

April 23 Professor Douglas Shackelford, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Topic: The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers

 

Spring 2012

January 23

Harry L. Gutman, Principal-in-Charge, Federal Tax & Legislative
Services,Washington National Tax, KPMG
Topic: Tax Reform
(1:40-2:50 pm | Gittis 2)

February 8 Professor Victor Fleischer, University of Colorado Law School
Flesicher & Staudt. “Tax and the Boundaries of the Firm”
View Paper (pdf)
February 22 Professor Chris Sanchirico, University of Pennsylvania Law School
“Optimal Tax Policy and the Symmetries of Ignorance”
View Paper
March 14 Professor Jennifer Gravelle, Congressional Budget Office
“Corporate Tax Incidence: Review of General Equilibrium Estimates and Analysis”
View Paper (pdf)
April 4 Professor David Gamage, Berkeley School of Law
Gamage & Shankske.  “Three Essays On Tax Salience: Market Salience and Political Salience”
View Paper (pdf)
April 18 Eric Toder, Urban Institute
Topic: International taxation and competitiveness
View Paper (pdf)

 

Please note: All topics subject to change.

For a list of past Seminars, click here.