Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium

Monday, February 01, 2016
4:30–6:30 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law, Room EDU 1111

Tax policy is at the forefront of the political discourse in the United States. Corporate tax avoidance, IRS alleged targeting of political groups, and the administration of the Affordable Care Act through the Internal Revenue Code are just a few examples of the centrality of tax policy to the political process in the United States. This colloquium differentiates itself from similar workshops by strongly emphasizing such tax issues of current relevance.

This colloquium runs every spring. Leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts are invited to present their works in progress to a tax law seminar class at UC Irvine School of Law. Papers are discussed ahead of the presentations and students are required to draft short response essays. The response essays are shared with the presenters. This format allows students a unique opportunity to meaningfully engage cutting-edge research in tax policy.

Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. Please RSVP via the respective links for each event below. MCLE credits will be offered. Light refreshments will be served.

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Spring 2016 Schedule

February 1 Ed Kleinbard
Why Tax Capital Income? RSVP online >
February 22 Jake Brooks
Quasi-Public Spending on Quasi-Public Goods RSVP online >
March 14 Leigh Osofsky
Simplexity and the Tax Law
Co-authored with Josh Blank, NYU
RSVP onilne >
March 28 Shu-Yi Oei
The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums
Co-authored with Diane Ring, Boston College
RSVP online >
April 11 Victor Fleischer
San Diego
Alpha: Labor is the New Capital RSVP online >