49th Annual Spring Symposium Program

CERTAIN UNCERTAINTY: TAX POLICY IN UNSETTLED TIMES


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ADDED AS SESSIONS ARE FINALIZED

Thursday, May 16

8:45-9:00 am

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Andrew Lyon, President, National Tax Association

9:00-10:30 am

UNCERTAINTY (A Panel Discussion)

Organizer: Kyle Pomerleau, Tax Foundation
Moderator: Richard Rubin, The Wall Street Journal
Panelists:
Jennifer Blouin, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Chye-Ching Huang, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Jeff Wrase, Senate Finance Committee

10:30-10:45 am

BREAK

10:45-12:15 pm

UNFUNDED RETIREMENT LIABILITIES

Organizer: Jean-Pierre Aubry, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Moderator: TBA
Presenters:
Jean-Pierre Aubry, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Geoff Sanzenbacher, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
TBA
Discussant: Louise Sheiner, Brookings Institution

12:15-1:45 pm

LUNCHEON

Speaker: Lael Brainard, Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Presentation of Davie-Davis Award for Public Service

2:00-3:30 pm

TCJA’S INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS—REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST YEAR

Organizer: George Plesko, University of Connecticut (for the American Tax Policy Institute)
Moderator: Mindy Herzfeld, University of Florida
Presenters:
Michael Donohoe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gary McGill, University of Florida
Edmund Outslay, Michigan State University
Discussants:
Todd Castagno, Morgan Stanley
David Noren, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

3:30-3:45 pm

BREAK

3:45-5:15 pm

OVERLAPPING GENERATIONS MODEL ROUNDTABLE: MODEL COMPARISONS FROM A STYLIZED SOCIAL SECURITY EXPERIMENT

Organizer: James Mackie, Ernst & Young LLP
Moderator: Larry Kotlikoff, Boston University
Summary of Results: Kerk Phillips, Congressional Budget Office
Panelists:
Seth Benzell, Boston University
John Diamond, Rice University
Richard Evans, University of Chicago
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Penn Wharton Budget Model
Rachel Moore, Joint Committee on Taxation
Brandon Pizzola, Ernst & Young LLP

5:15-6:15 pm

RECEPTION

Friday, May 17

9:00-10:30 am

ALTERNATIVE REVENUE SOURCES AND SIN TAXES

Organizer: Dennis Zimmerman, American Tax Policy Institute (for the American Tax Policy Institute)
Moderator: Roberta Mann, University of Oregon Law School
Presenters:
Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute
Richard Auxier and Lucy Dadayan, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago Law School
Discussants:
Len Burman, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Norton Francis, Director of Revenue Estimation, DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Jason Oh, UCLA School of Law

10:30-10:45 am

BREAK

10:45-12:15 pm

STATE AND LOCAL SALES TAXES IN THE POST-WAYFAIR ERA

Organizers: John Mikesell and Justin Ross, Indiana University
Moderator: Joseph Cordes, George Washington University
Presenters:
Whitney Afonso, University of North Carolina
Joe Bishop-Henchman, Tax Foundation
John Mikesell and Justin Ross, Indiana University
Discussants: TBA

12:15-1:45 pm

LUNCHEON

Speaker: Dana Trier, Davis Polk

2:00-3:30 pm

DIGITAL TAXES

Organizer: Itai Grinberg, Georgetown University Law Center
Moderator: Itai Grinberg, Georgetown University Law Center
Presenters:
Wei Cui, University of British Columbia
Li Liu, International Monetary Fund
Karl Russo, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
John Vella, Oxford University