Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy

UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance
Spring 2015 Schedule

Faculty Organizers: Jason Oh & Alexander Wu

*If a paper is not posted, it is intended only for workshop attendees.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Ken Scheve
Stanford University, Political Science
*Taxing the Rich: Fairness and Fiscal Sacrifice Over Two Centuries
(Joint Invite with UCLA Political Science)

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Susan (Susie) C. Morse
University of Texas Law School
Safe Harbors, Sure Shipwrecks

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Theodore (Ted) P. Seto
Loyola Law School
Some Implications of Preference-Shifting for Optimal Tax Theory

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Stanley Winer
Carleton College, Economics
On the Tension Between Tax Design and the Political Economy of Taxation
[Background paper 1] [Background paper 2]

Thursday, February 26, 2015
David Weisbach
University of Chicago Law School
*The New View, the Traditional View, and Capital Gains Taxes on Stock
This session is co-sponsored by the UCLA Law and Economics Workshop

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Monica Prasad
Northwestern University, Sociology
Starving the Beast: the 1981 Reagan Tax Cut

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Kathleen DeLaney Thomas
University of North Carolina Law School
User-Friendly Taxpaying

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Monica Singhal
Harvard Kennedy School 
Dodging the Taxman: Firm Misreporting and Limits to Tax Enforcement