OTPR 30th Anniversary
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Agenda

OTPR'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND
ALUMNI CONFERENCE
June 22-23, 2018

June 21, 2018

7:30 p.m. -- Reception (University of Michigan Museum of Art -- 525 S. State Street, Ann Arbor)

 

June 22, 2018 -- 6th Floor Ross Colloquium (701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -- Breakfast and Networking

10:30 a.m. -- 12:15 p.m. -- Roundtable on Global Tax Policy Issues

Moderator: Thomas Neubig, Tax Sage Network
Panelists
  Alan Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley
  Richard Bird, University of Toronto, Canada
  Michael Devereux, Oxford University
James Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Harvey Rosen, Princeton University

12:15 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch; Speaker, James R. Hines, Jr., Research Director, OTPR

1:30 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m. -- Roundtable on Promising New Directions in Tax Research

Moderator: Roger Gordon, University of California, San Diego (TBC)
Panelists
  Raj Chetty, Stanford University
  Henrik Kleven, Princeton University
  Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University
  Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley

3:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. -- Break

3:30 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m. -- Roundtable on What It Would Be Good to Know By 2048

Moderator: Dan Silverman, Arizona State University
Panelists
  Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics
  Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University
  Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley
  Eric Zwick, University of Chicago

7:00 p.m. -- Dinner; Speaker, Joel Slemrod, Director, OTPR -- University of Michigan Stadium (Jack Roth Stadium Club Room)

 

June 23, 2018 -- 6th Floor Ross Colloquium (701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Workshop on New Directions in Tax Theory

Chair:  Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University 

“Sales Taxation, Spatial Agglomeration and the Internet”
David R. Agrawal and David E. Wildasin, University of Kentucky

“Generalized Compensation Principle”
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University; and  Nicolas Werquin, University of Toulouse

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Workshop on New Empirical Findings in Taxation

Chair: John Friedman, Brown University

“Intertemporal Income Shifting: Evidence from Small Business Owners”
Helen Miller, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Thomas Pope and Kate Smith, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London

“Tax Simplicity and Heterogeneous Learning”
Philippe Aghion, College de France, Ufuk Akeigit, University of Chicago, Matthieu Lequien, Banque de France, and Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University

“Strategic Subsidiary Disclosure”
Scott Dyreng, Duke University, Jeffrey L. Hoopes, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Patrick Langetieg, Internal Revenue Service, and Jaron Wilde, University of Iowa

“Taxpayer Responsiveness and Statutory Incidence: Evidence from Irish Social Security Notches”
Enda Hargaden, University of Tennessee, and Barra Roantree, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch; Speaker: Douglas Shackelford, Dean, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop on New Research in Tax Compliance and Enforcement

Chair: Julie Cullen, University of California, San Diego
 

“Tax Evasion and Inequality”
Annette Alstadsæter, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen; and Gabriel Zucman, University of California, Berkeley

“Taxing Hidden Wealth: The Consequences of U.S. Enforcement Initiatives on Evasive Foreign Accounts”
Niels Johannesen, University of Copenhagen; Patrick Langetieg, Internal Revenue Service; Daniel Reck, London School of Economics; Max Risch, University of Michigan; and Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan

“Reducing Evasion Through Self-Reporting: Evidence from Charitable Contributions”
Alisa Tazhitdinova, McMaster University

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Workshop on New Tax Research in Developing Countries

Chair: Monica Singhal, University of California, Davis
 

“Firms Response to Tax Enforcement through Audits”
Claudio A. Agostini, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez; Juan Pablo Atal, University of Pennsylvania; and Andrea Repetto, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

“Information Frictions and Learning Dynamics: Evidence from Tax Avoidance in Ecuador”
Albrecht Bohne, University of Mannheim and Jan Sebastian Nimczik, Humboldt University
“Casting a Wider Tax Net: Experimental Evidence from Costa Rica”

Anne Brockmeyer and Marco Hernandez, The World Bank; Stewart Kettle, Behavioral Insights Team; and Spencer Smith, University of Oxford

5:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks

 

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