Michigan’s Office of Tax Policy Research 30th Anniversary Conference (Streaming)

This coming weekend (Friday June 22 to Saturday June 23), the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is hosting a conference in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Office of Tax Policy Research. The conference website has links to view via streaming and the agenda. Below is an abridged version of the agenda:

June 22, 2018

10:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. — Roundtable on Global Tax Policy Issues

Moderator: Thomas Neubig, Tax Sage Network
Alan Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Bird, University of Toronto, Canada
Michael Devereux, Oxford University
James Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvey Rosen, Princeton University

1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. — Roundtable on Promising New Directions in Tax Research

Moderator: Roger Gordon, University of California, San Diego (TBC)
Raj Chetty, Stanford University
Henrik Kleven, Princeton University
Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University
Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley

3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. — Roundtable on What It Would Be Good to Know By 2048

Moderator: Dan Silverman, Arizona State University
Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics
Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University
Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Zwick, University of Chicago

June 23, 2018 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Workshop on New Directions in Tax Theory

Chair:  Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University

“Sales Taxation, Spatial Agglomeration and the Internet”
David R. Agrawal and David E. Wildasin, University of Kentucky

“Generalized Compensation Principle”
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University; and  Nicolas Werquin, University of Toulouse

10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Workshop on New Empirical Findings in Taxation

Chair: John Friedman, Brown University

“Intertemporal Income Shifting: Evidence from Small Business Owners”
Helen Miller, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Thomas Pope and Kate Smith, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London

“Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning”
Philippe Aghion, College de France, Ufuk Akeigit, University of Chicago, Matthieu Lequien, Banque de France, and Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University

“Strategic Subsidiary Disclosure”
Scott Dyreng, Duke University, Jeffrey L. Hoopes, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Patrick Langetieg, Internal Revenue Service, and Jaron Wilde, University of Iowa

“Taxpayer Responsiveness and Statutory Incidence: Evidence from Irish Social Security Notches”
Enda Hargaden, University of Tennessee, and Barra Roantree, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch; Speaker: Douglas Shackelford, Dean, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop on New Research in Tax Compliance and Enforcement

Chair: Julie Cullen, University of California, San Diego

“Tax Evasion and Inequality”
Annette Alstadsæter, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen; and Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley

“Taxing Hidden Wealth: The Consequences of U.S. Enforcement Initiatives on Evasive Foreign Accounts”
Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen; Patrick Langetieg, Internal Revenue Service; Daniel Reck, London School of Economics; Max Risch, University of Michigan; and Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan

“Reducing Evasion Through Self-Reporting: Evidence from Charitable Contributions”
Alisa Tazhitdinova, McMaster University

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Workshop on New Tax Research in Developing Countries

Chair: Monica Singhal, University of California, Davis

“Firms Response to Tax Enforcement through Audits”
Claudio A. Agostini, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez; Juan Pablo Atal, University of Pennsylvania; and Andrea Repetto, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

“Information Frictions and Learning Dynamics: Evidence from Tax Avoidance in Ecuador”
Albrecht Bohne, University of Mannheim and Jan Sebastian Nimczik, Humboldt University
“Casting a Wider Tax Net: Experimental Evidence from Costa Rica”

Anne Brockmeyer and Marco Hernandez, The World Bank; Stewart Kettle, Behavioral Insights Team; and Spencer Smith, University of Oxford

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