Program for the National Tax Association’s Annual Conference

The conference webpage can be seen here. Programs at a glance below. I’m quite pleased to be presenting in the first session on health insurance with no subsequent discussant duties.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

8:30-10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

• Behavioral Responses to Taxation
• Debt, Equity, and International Taxation
• Field Experiments in Tax Administration
• Health Insurance: New Evidence from Policy Changes
• Household Saving and Portfolio Behavior
• Policy Innovations in Developing Countries
• Recent Developments in State and Local Public Finance
• Regional Implications of Fiscal/Monetary Stimulus
• Response to Policy
• Tax Administration and Compliance: Regulatory Design

10:00-10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

• As Uncertain As Local Taxes
• Bunching Evidence on Responses to Taxation
• Charity and Public Goods 1
• Consequences of Corporate Tax Reform
• Environmental Taxes, Cross-border effects and Government Interaction
• Fiscal Policy Transmission
• Investment and International Tax Incentives
• Property Taxes and Local Debt
• Shareholder Taxes and the Firm
• The Link Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Education and the Labor Market

12:00-1:30 pm

Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Michael Devereux, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, Professor of Business Taxation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Presentation of Awards:

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Government Finance and Taxation
  • National Tax Journal Referee of the Year Award
  • National Tax Journal Richard Musgrave Prize
1:45-3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

• Corporate Innovation and Start-Ups
• Digital Aspects of International Tax
• Income Mobility and Expectations
• Information, Engagement, and Compliance
• Investment in K-12 Education
• Measurement of Tax Planning, Tax Planning and Uncertainty
• Optimal Tax 1
• Pension Policy and Saving
• Responses to Local Taxation
• Responses to Personal Taxation
• Tax Design: Withholding, User Fees, and Consumption Taxes

3:15-3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

• Capital and Labor
• Charity and Public Goods 2
• Corporate Taxes and Aggregate Investment
• Health Policy 2
• International Tax Competition
• Labor Supply and Tax Rates
• Local Public Finance Abroad
• Optimal Tax 2
• Tax Administration Issues Affecting Low Income Taxpayers
• Taxes on Consumption in Developing Countries
• Topics in Political Economy

5:15-6:15 pm

Annual Meeting of the National Tax Association

6:15 – 7:30 pm

Thursday Night Reception

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

7:15-8:15 am

Graduate Student Breakfast

8:30-10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

• Financial Reporting and Auditing
• Health Policy
• Misreporting and Tax Compliance in Developing Countries
• Natural Experiments and Demographic Variation in Compliance
• Optimal Tax 3
• Policy Impacts on Retirement
• Politics and Policy Outcomes
• Profit Shifting After Territorial
• State and Local Tax Workarounds
• Using Experiments to Inform Tax Policy
• Wayfair: The Way Forward

10:00-10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 pm

General Session

Fiscal Policy after the Midterm Elections

Moderator: William Gale, Brookings Institution

Panelists:  Michael Graetz (Columbia Law School);  James R. Hines Jr. (University of Michigan);  Mark Prater (PricewaterhouseCoopers);  Kim Rueben (Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center); Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan)

12:00-1:30 pm

Luncheon

Keynote: Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of California Berkeley

Presentation of Steven D. Gold Award

1:45-3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

• Compliance, Enforcement, and Dynamic Responses
• Infrastructure and Local Debt
• Legal Perspectives on the TCJA
• M&A and Supply Chain
• Optimal Tax 4
• Rethinking the Value of Public Policy
• Safety Net Programs and Labor Markets
• Student Loans and Repayment
• Taxation, Public Goods and Externalities
• The 2017 Tax Bill and the Future of Tax Reform

3:15-3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 pm

General Session

Plenary Panel: In honor of Michael Keen, 2018 Holland Award Recipient

Session Chair: Victoria Perry, International Monetary Fund

Panelists: Michael Devereux (Oxford University);  Li Liu (International Monetary Fund);  Joel Slemrod (University of Michigan);  Ruud De Mooij (International Monetary Fund)

5:15-6:15 pm Graduate Student Poster Session
5:15-6:30 pm

Friday Night Reception in honor of Holland and Steve Gold Award Recipients

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

8:30-10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

• Agency Conflicts
• Behavioral Biases and Corrective Taxation
• Benefit Take-Up
• Distributional Analysis After the 2017 Tax Act: Findings and Directions for Research
• Fiscal Policy and the Labor Market
• Local Expenditures
• Optimal Tax 5
• Saving Responses to Pension Design
• TCJA and Related
• Transparency and Tax Avoidance

10:00-10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

• Earnings and the Firm-Employee Relationship
• Financial Reporting II
• Housing, Commercial Property and Local Taxes
• Inequality and Taxation
• New Empirical Perspectives on the Aggregate Effects of Fiscal Policy
• On Tax Havens
• Post-secondary Education Access and Returns
• Specific Provisions
• Tax Preparers and Tax Administration
• Taxation with Non-standard Utility Functions

12:00 pm

Lunch
(Attendee’s choice — Conference does not provide lunch)

1:00-2:30 pm

Short Course: New Research on Business Taxation

Presenter: Eric Zwick, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of Tax Policy Research

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