Growing Income Inequality: Is Tax Policy the Cause, the Cure or Irrelevant?
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator (D-Ore.)
Date & Time
Friday, February 7th, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Continental Breakfast available.
Lunch to be served.
Gould School of Law, Room 7
University of Southern California
699 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074
Complimentary parking will be available in Parking Structure X on a first-come, first-served basis. You must tell the attendant that you are attending the Tax Policy Center conference to receive free parking. It is located at:
3499 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
A printable PDF map with directions to the structure will be provided upon registration.
If Parking Structure X is full, you will be directed to an alternate facility by the attendant and provided with a parking pass for that alternate structure.
Special hotel rates for conference attendees are available at the Radisson Hotel.
The Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC
3540 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
The hotel is located near the University of Southern California and is close to downtown Los Angeles. It is a pet-friendly and accessible hotel. Mention the Tax Policy Conference when calling to make your reservations. You may contact Jane Gollyan-Valerio or Christina Torio at Radisson if you have any questions or require assistance with your reservation.
Welcome Remarks: Dean Robert K. Rasmussen, USC Gould School of Law
8:30 - 8:40 am
Panel I. Measuring Inequality
8:40 - 10:10 am
Moderator: Paul Caron, Pepperdine University School of Law
Emmanuel Saez, University of California Berkeley
Income Concentration and Top Income Tax Rates
Scott Winship, Manhattan Institute
Has Income Inequality Risen, and If Yes, Between Whom?
10:10 - 10:30 am
Panel II. How The Tax System Fosters Inequality
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Moderator: Todd Molz, Managing Director and General Counsel, Oaktree Capital
Leonard Burman and Eric Toder, Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center
The Role of Capital Gains Tax Preferences in Generating Wealth and Income Inequality
Victor Fleischer, University of San Diego Law School
Steven Rosenthal, Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center
How the Rich get Richer through the Income Tax
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Ron Wyden, Senator for Oregon
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Panel III. Tax Policy or Fiscal Policy
1:45 - 3:15 pm
Moderator: Eric Zolt, UCLA School of Law
Edward Kleinbard, USC Gould School of Law
From Progressive Tax to Progressive Fiscal Systems
Donald Marron, Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center
Can Distributional Analyses Combine Taxes and Spending?
3:15 - 3:30 pm
Panel IV. The Income Tax as an Anti-Poverty Tool
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Moderator: Ellen Aprill, Loyola Law School
Miles Corak, University of Ottawa
Intergenerational Mobility: What makes America Different?
John Colombo, University of Illinois Law School
Using the Charitable Deduction to Stimulate Social Change
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