111th Annual Conference on Taxation

November 15-17, 2018 | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel | New Orleans, Louisiana



Conference Chair

Rosanne Altshuler, President, National Tax Association

Program Chairs
Michael Lovenheim, Cornell University
Kevin Markle, The University of Iowa

The 111th Annual Conference on Taxation will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, taxation and tax policies; expenditure policies; government budgeting; intergovernmental fiscal relations; and subnational, national, and international public finance. The conference will focus, as always, on policy-relevant research bearing on taxation and government spending.

We are pleased to announce the NTA keynote speakers: Hilary Hoynes and Michael Devereux. Hilary Hoynes is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities. Michael Devereux is the Director of the Oxford University Center for Business Taxation and a Professor of Business Taxation at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.

Also on the agenda: a plenary session panel discussion on fiscal policy after the midterm elections moderated by William Gale (Brookings Institution) with distinguished panelists including Michael Graetz (former Assistant to the Secretary, Special Counsel, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury and Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law, Columbia Law School), James R. Hines Jr. (L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law and Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan), Mark Prater (former Chief Tax Counsel and Deputy Staff Director, Senate Finance Committee and Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers), Kim Rueben (Senior Fellow and Project Director, State and Local Finance Initiative, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center), and Betsey Stevenson (former Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, and Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan).

The conference also includes a continuing education session on New Research on Business Taxation presented by Eric Zwick (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) on Saturday afternoon. Click on the links below to peruse the schedule.

Please direct any questions to the program chairs at nta.nola18@gmail.com. See you in NOLA!