110th Annual Conference Graduate Student Activities

Graduate Student Initiatives!

The National Tax Association warmly welcomes graduate students attending this year’s conference. We hope you will avail yourself of the many opportunities to meet and talk with NTA members. We want to get to know you and learn more about your research! And for those of you on the job market, we are working to increase your profile and help put you in touch with potential employers.

We have several activities planned specifically for graduate students. Read on!

NTA: The Next Generation Session
One session at the conference will consist entirely of graduate student papers. Interested students should submit full contact information, a one-page abstract, and a brief letter of nomination from a faculty mentor or advisor directly to Carlianne Patrick or Louis Perrault of Georgia State University by July 31, 2017. In your e-mail cover letter, please indicate whether you would be interested in participating in the Graduate Student Research Forum (see below) in the event that your paper is not selected for the NTA: The Next Generation Session.

Update: Information on the Next Generation Session is available here.

Graduate Student Research Forum
The Annual Conference will also have a student poster session that will allow students to network with other tax professionals and potential employers. Students will present their research one-on-one and in a small group setting. Interested students should submit full contact information, a one-page abstract, and a brief letter of nomination from a faculty mentor or advisor directly to Carlianne Patrick or Louis Perrault of Georgia State University by August 31, 2017.

Papers accepted for presentation in a regular session are not eligible for either of the graduate sessions; submitted papers not accepted for a regular session may be resubmitted to either or both of the student sessions.

Update: Information on the Graduate Student Research Forum is available here.

Graduate Student Breakfast
All students are invited to a free (yes, yes, we know…) breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, November 10th to be held in the Ormandy Ballroom (lobby level). This is a great opportunity to meet students from other graduate programs and NTA members — some of whom may become your colleagues and coauthors. In addition, NTA members employed in government agencies and think tanks will discuss how they inform and develop public policy with their work and research. Trade off some sleep for food, and join us! Location to be announced.

The Graduate Student Breakfast is sponsored by Georgia State University, Marquette University, Rice University, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University.

Saturday Afternoon Short Course
Graduate students are encouraged to attend the short course on recent research in Housing Markets and Local Public Finance presented by Fernando Ferreira, Associate Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. The session will run from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, on Saturday, November 11. The short course is sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of Tax Policy Research.

Lunches at the Conference
NTA luncheons are notable for the insightful (and often entertaining) comments from the speakers. There are no assigned seats at the luncheons—giving you ample chances to network with members of the NTA. However, we are setting aside several tables for students and young professionals. Each table will be hosted by two NTA members — fun ones — who are eager to meet you, learn about your research, and share stories of their lives (both professional and otherwise) after graduate school!

You are welcome but not obligated to sit at these tables.

On the Job Market?
If so, please tell us when you register for the conference. You can also provide us with a link to your webpage. We will make it easier for potential employers to find you by putting your name, e-mail address, and homepage on the conference website and indicating on the conference program whether a speaker is a graduate student on the market this year.

We also have a room set aside for informal meetings (Assembly E on the 5th floor). Maybe you can knock out a first round interview at the conference!

Stay tuned for program and registration information. Please direct any questions to the program chairs at nta.philly2017@gmail.com.

See you in Philly!