Tulane Law School
Tulane Tax Roundtable
Tulane Tax Roundtable 2017

Co-sponsored by Tulane’s Murphy Institute for Political Economy 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.

2017 Roundtable Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:45-9:30 a.m.
Presenter: Lily Batchelder
Professor of Law and Public Policy, NYU School of Law
Accounting for Behavioral Considerations in Business Tax Reform: The Case of Expensing
Discussant: Steve Sheffrin, Tulane University

9:30-10:15 a.m.
Presenter: Daniel Hemel
Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School
The Federalist Safeguards of Progressive Taxation
Discussant: Lilian Faulhaber, Georgetown University Law Center

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Michael Knoll
Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate
Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law School
What is Tax Discrimination and How Can It Be Prevented? A Simple Solution to a Complex Problem (with Ruth Mason)
Discussant: Shu-Yi Oei, Tulane Law School

11:15 a.m.-noon
Presenter: Steve Sheffrin
Professor of Economics & Director, Murphy Institute of Political Economy
Personal and Corporate Tax Avoidance: Corporations are not Always the Villains (with Rujun Zhao)
Discussant: Jacob Goldin, Stanford Law School

Noon- 1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Presenter: Jacob Goldin 
Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
Tax Preparation and Take-Up of the Earned Income Tax Credit
Discussant: Kathleen DeLaney Thomas, UNC School of Law

2:15-3 p.m.
Presenter: Lilian Faulhaber
Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
The Trouble with Tax Competition: From Practice to Theory
Discussant:  Michael Knoll, University of Pennsylvania Law School

3 p.m.

3:15-4 p.m.
Presenter: Kathleen DeLaney Thomas
Assistant Professor of Law and Director, UNC School of Law Tax Institute
Taxing the Gig Economy
Discussant: Daniel Hemel, The University of Chicago Law School

4-4:45 p.m.
Presenter: Shu-Yi Oei
Hoffman F. Fuller Associate Professor of Tax Law, Tulane Law School
Leak-Driven Law (with Diane Ring)
Discussant: Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law
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