Tax Policy Colloquium

September–November 2022
Select Mondays, 9:00am–11:00am(PST) (unless otherwise noted)

**Please note: This is a virtual colloquium series. Events will take place via Zoom. **

Leading tax scholars and tax-policy experts are invited to present their works-in-progress to a tax law seminar class at UCI 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. This colloquium differentiates itself from similar workshops by strongly emphasizing current tax issues.

Tax practitioners, faculty from outside the law school, and anyone with a keen interest in tax policy are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

These events are approved for 2.0 Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UCI Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

If you wish to attend any of the presentations, please RSVP via the links below.

If you have questions, wish to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, or would like to be added to the mailing list and receive invitations to Colloquium presentations, please email

Past Speakers

Sept. 10, 2018
Samuel Brunson, Loyola, Chicago
God and the IRS: Accommodating Religious Practice in the Tax Law

Sept. 24, 2018
Kimberly Clausing, Reed College
Profit Shifting Before and After the TCJA

Oct. 15, 2018
Kyle Pomerleau, Tax Foundation
Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation: Is It Worth It?

Oct. 29, 2018
Ari Glogower, Ohio State University
A Constitutional Wealth Tax

Nov. 19, 2018
Emily Satterthwaite
, University of Toronto
Entrepreneurs' Legal Status Choices and the C Corporation Penalty

January 29, 2018
Leandra Lederman, Indiana University, Bloomington
Information Matters in Tax Enforcement

February 12, 2018
Steven Bank, UCLA
When Did Tax Avoidance Become Respectable?

March 12, 2018
Kathleen Delaney Thomas, UNC
Taxing the Gig Economy

March 26, 2018
Diane Ring, Boston College
Leak-Driven Law

April 9, 2018
Erin Scharff, Arizona State University
Green Fees: The Challenge of Pricing Externalities Under State Law

January 30, 2017
Philip Hackney, Louisiana State University
Subsidizing the Heavenly Chorus: Labor Unions and Tax Exemption

February 13, 2017
Gregg D. Polsky, University of Georgia Law School
Elite Tax Professionals Behaving Badly: The Sad and Sordid Management Fee Waiver Saga

March 13, 2017
Darien ShanskeUC Davis
Apportionment and the State Corporate Income Tax: Past, Present and Possible Future

March 27, 2017
Neil Buchanan, George Washington University
Social Security is Fair to All Generations: Demystifying the Trust Fund, Solvency, and the Promise to Younger Americans

April 17, 2017
Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern University
Formalizing the Code

Feb. 1, 2016
Ed Kleinbard, USC
The New Political Economy of Capital Income Taxation

Feb. 22, 2016
Jake Brooks, Georgetown
Quasi-Public Spending on Quasi-Public Goods

March 14, 2016
Leigh Osofsky, Miami
Simplexity and the Tax Law, Co-authored with Josh Blank, NYU

March 28, 2016
Shu-Yi Oei, Tulane
The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums, Co-authored with Diane Ring, Boston College

April 11, 2016
Victor Fleischer, San Diego
Alpha: Labor is the New Capital