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Professor Michael Knoll addresses U.S. Army War College graduates on emerging economic trends of 21st century

August 02, 2018

Michael Knoll, the Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate at Penn and Co-Director of Penn Law’s Center for Tax Law and Policy, presented a talk, “Emerging Economic Trends in the Twenty-First Century: Government Taxing and Spending in the United States and Abroad,” at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA on July 25. As part of a dialogue intended to illuminate the long-term implications of taxing, spending, and redistribution policies within advanced economies, Professor Knoll addressed the Army War College’s faculty and its class of 2018, comprised largely of colonels and lieutenant colonels. 

The presentation flowed from Professor Knoll’s recent research, which applies finance principles to questions of international tax policy with a particular focus on the connection between taxation and competitiveness. His recent public commentary has offered both insights into how income tax laws affect business and investment decisions, and creative proposals for how those laws could be redesigned.

The U.S. Army War College, one of the five federal service academies, educates senior military and civilian leaders for future strategic leadership assignments. The College graduates approximately 750 students each year split between its one-year resident program and its two-year distance education program. Upon graduation, students earn a diploma and a Master of Strategic Studies degree. Among these graduates are nearly 80 International fellows from as many nations, students from all military services, and students from across U.S. government agencies and departments.  

Watch the full video here.