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Joel Slemrod
  Joel Slemrod

Ross Professor Discusses Tax Policy with Obama and McCain Advisers

8/27/2008 --

Joel Slemrod will participate in panel discussion at GOP Convention Sept. 4.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Economist Joel Slemrod of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business will take part in a "Tax Policy at the Crossroads" panel discussion Sept. 4 during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School and director of its Office of Tax Policy Research, will be joined on the panel by:

--Austan Goolsbee, senior policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago

--Douglas Holtz-Eakin, senior adviser to Sen. John McCain and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office

--Leonard Burman, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

--Howard Gleckman, senior research associate at the Urban Institute

The panel will take place at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. It is part of the institute's "America's Future: Conversations about Politics and Policy during the 2008 Republican National Convention," which is co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

A link to a live Internet broadcast of the panel discussion can be found here on the day of the event.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,