Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy

UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
Spring 2005 Schedule

Faculty Organizers: Steven Bank and Kirk Stark
UCLA School of Law


James R. Hines
University of Michigan Economics Department
Value-Added Taxes and International Trade: The Evidence   

Charlotte Crane
Northwestern University School of Law
Designing Taxes with Wealth in Mind: Some Original Understandings 

Ajay Mehrotra
Indiana University School of Law
Creating the Modern American Fiscal State: Progressive-Era Economists and the Intellectual Foundations of the U.S. Income Tax

Marjorie E. Kornhauser
Tulane Law School
Choosing a Tax Rate Structure in the Face of Disagreement

Lawrence Zelenak
Duke Law School
Tax or Welfare? The Administration of the Earned Income Tax Credit 

Jonathan Baron & Edward McCaffery
University of Pennsylvania and USC Law School
The Political Psychology of Redistribution 

Richard Bird & Eric Zolt
Rotman School of Management, Univ. of Toronto and UCLA School of Law
Redistribution via Taxation: A New Perspective for Developing Countries 

Deborah Schenk
NYU School of Law
Optimal Deterrence and Corporate Tax Shelters*    

Charles McLure
Hoover Institute at Stanford
Corporate Income Tax Harmonization in the European Union    

Kyle Logue
University of Michigan Law School
The New Market in Tax Insurance: Insuring Legal Uncertainty or Enabling Tax Avoidance?    

Lee Anne Fennell
University of Illinois Law School
Hyperopia in Public Finance   

David Weisbach
University of Chicago Law School
The Superiority of a Consumption Tax over an Income Tax   

Austan Goolsbee
University of Chicago Business School
Playing with Fire: Cigarettes, Taxes and Competition from the Internet   

Ellen Aprill
Loyola Law School
The Interpretive Voice 

Steve Bank & Brian Cheffins
UCLA School of Law & University of Cambridge Faculty of Law
Dividends and Politics*    

Donald Shoup
UCLA Public Policy, Urban Planning
The Ideal Source of Local Public Revenue   

Tom Griffith
USC Law School
Progressive Taxation and Happiness*   

Katherine T. Pratt, Loyola Law School
Normative Justifications for Food Excise Tax

* Sponsored by the UCLA SLOAN Research Program