Tulane Law School
Tulane Tax Roundtable
Tulane Tax Roundtable 2016

Tulane Tax Roundtable Co-sponsored by Tulane’s Murphy Institute and Tulane Law School The Tulane Tax Roundtable brings together tax scholars from around the country, resident Tulane faculty and Tulane students for discussion and debate about important tax policy issues of our time. The roundtable showcases the drafts and works-in-progress of its participants and subjects these works to rigorous analysis in a discussant-driven workshop format. All are welcome to attend. All sessions will take place in Room 202 of Tulane Law School. Please email Professor Shu-Yi Oei at soei@tulane.edu for more information.

2016 Roundtable Schedule

Friday, March 11, 2016
8:45-9:30 a.m.
Presenter: James Alm
Professor and Chair of Economics, Tulane University
Evaluating the Economic Effects of Flat Tax Reforms Using Synthetic Control Methods (with Bibek Adhikari)
Discussant: Brian Galle, Georgetown University Law Center

9:30-10:15 a.m.
Presenter: Leigh Osofsky
Associate Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Simplexity (with Joshua Blank)
Discussant: Lawrence Zelenak, Duke Law

10:15 a.m.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Stephen Shay
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School
R&D Tax Incentives – Growth Panacea or Budget Trojan Horse?
Discussant: Leigh Osofsky, University of Miami School of Law

11:15 a.m.-noon
Presenter: Darien Shanske
Professor, University of California, Davis, School of Law Tax
Cannibalization and Fiscal Federalism in the United States
Discussant: Steve Sheffrin, Tulane University

Noon- 1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Presenter: Lawrence Zelenak 
Pamela B. Gann Professor, Duke Law
The Tax-Free Basis Step-Up at Death, the Charitable Deduction for Unrealized Appreciation, and the Persistence of Error
Discussant: Marjorie Kornhauser, Tulane Law School

2:15-3 p.m.
Presenter: Emily Satterthwaite
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Can Audits Encourage Tax Evasion? An Experimental Assessment
Discussant: Stephen Shay, Harvard Law School

3 p.m.

3:15-4 p.m.
Presenter: Brian Galle
Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Policy Design for Paternalistic Regulation
Discussant: Darien Shanske, University of California, Davis

4-4:45 p.m.
Presenter: Shu-Yi Oei
Hoffman F. Fuller Associate Professor of Tax Law, Tulane Law School
The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums
Discussant: Emily Satterthwaite, University of Toronto
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