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Professor Joel Slemrod Will Discuss Bush and Kerry Tax Plans

10/22/2004 --

Renowned tax guru will address the candidates' policies and his book "Taxing Ourselves" in a free, public talk Oct. 28.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan tax expert Joel Slemrod will discuss the tax plans of President George Bush and Sen. John Kerry at a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

"Taxing Ourselves: Tax Policy Proposals of Bush and Kerry" will be held in Room D1270 of the business school's Davidson Hall. This event is sponsored by the Kresge Library.

Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School, will address the tax plans of the presidential candidates in the context of his book "Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen's Guide to the Debate over Taxes." A third edition of the book was recently released and Slemrod will sign copies of the book following his talk.

Slemrod, director of the Office of Tax Policy Research at the Ross School, was senior staff economist for tax policy at the President's Council of Economic Advisers in 1984-85 and has testified before Congress on domestic and international taxation issues.

He also has served as editor of the National Tax Journal and has consulted with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Canadian Department of Finance, New Zealand Department of Treasury, World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and National Bureau of Economic Research.

In addition to "Taxing Ourselves," Slemrod's other books include: "Does Atlas Shrug? The Economic Consequences of Taxing the Rich," "Tax Policy in the Real World," "Do Taxes Matter?: The Impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986," "Taxation in the Global Economy," "Why People Pay Taxes: Tax Compliance and Enforcement," "Studies in International Taxation," "Tax Progressivity and Income Inequality," and "The Taxation of Multinational Corporations."

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