Assessing the Effects of Corporate Taxation
About This Event

Many countries have restructured their corporate income taxes in recent years, mainly through reductions in tax rates. These international changes have put pressure on the United States to reform its corporate tax, little changed since 1986. Should the United States follow these overseas trends? At this seminar, eminent economists and tax experts will examine the impact of the current U.S. corporate income tax on corporate behavior and on national economic prosperity.

This event is cosponsored by the Forum for Analysis of Corporate Taxation.

Agenda
8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9:00
Welcome:
Robin Beran, Caterpillar Inc.
Kevin A. Hassett, AEI
9:05
Panel I:
Effects of Recent Tax Law Changes on Corporate Investment
Presenter:
Kevin A. Hassett, AEI
Discussants:
Robert Carroll, American University and Tax Foundation
Roger H. Gordon, University of California, San Diego
Moderator:
R. Glenn Hubbard, AEI and Columbia University
9:45
Panel II:
Effects of Corporate Taxes on Investment and Entrepreneurship
Presenter:
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University
Discussants:
William M. Gentry, Williams College
Jane G. Gravelle, Congressional Research Service
Moderator:
R. Glenn Hubbard, AEI and Columbia University
10:30
Break
11:00
Panel III:
Corporate Taxation and Corporate Borrowing
Presenter:
Roger H. Gordon, University of California, San Diego
Discussants:
Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business School
Eric J. Toder, Urban Institute
Moderator:
Alan J. Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley
11:45
Panel IV:
Corporate Taxes and Wages
Presenter:
Fritz Foley, Harvard Business School
Discussants:
Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute
William C. Randolph, Congressional Budget Office
Moderator:
Alan J. Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley
12:30 p.m.
Panel V:
Luncheon Discussion of Corporate Tax Reform
Discussants:
Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin, Peterson Institute and John McCain 2008
Jonathan Talisman, Capitol Tax Partners
Moderator:
Gerald F. Seib, Wall Street Journal
1:45
Panel VI:
Corporate Taxes and International Portfolio Investment
Presenter:
Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Connecticut
Discussants:
Harry Grubert, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Rosanne Altshuler, Rutgers University
Moderator:
Kevin A. Hassett, AEI
2:30
Panel VII:
Understanding the Recent Patterns of Net Operating Losses
Presenter:
Rosanne Altshuler, Rutgers University
Discussants:
Thomas A. Barthold, Joint Committee on Taxation
James R. Hines, Jr., University of Michigan
Moderator:
Kevin A. Hassett, AEI
3:15
Adjournment
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AEI Participants

 

Kevin A.
Hassett
  • Kevin A. Hassett is the State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is also a resident scholar and AEI's director of economic policy studies.



    Before joining AEI, Hassett was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia (University) Business School. He served as a policy consultant to the US Department of the Treasury during the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations.

    Hassett has also been an economic adviser to presidential candidates since 2000, when he became the chief economic adviser to Senator John McCain during that year's presidential primaries. He served as an economic adviser to the George W. Bush 2004 presidential campaign, a senior economic adviser to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign, and an economic adviser to the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign.

    Hassett is the author or editor of many books, among them "Rethinking Competitiveness" (2012), "Toward Fundamental Tax Reform" (2005), "Bubbleology: The New Science of Stock Market Winners and Losers" (2002), and "Inequality and Tax Policy" (2001). He is also a columnist for National Review and has written for Bloomberg.

    Hassett frequently appears on Bloomberg radio and TV, CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, NPR, and "PBS NewsHour," among others. He is also often quoted by, and his opinion pieces have been published in, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

    Hassett has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.

  • Phone: 202-862-7157
    Email: khassett@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Emma Bennett
    Phone: 202-862-5862
    Email: emma.bennett@aei.org

 

R. Glenn
Hubbard
  • Glenn Hubbard, a former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, is currently the dean of Columbia Business School. He specializes in public and corporate finance and financial markets and institutions. He has written more than ninety articles and books, including two textbooks, on corporate finance, investment decisions, banking, energy economics, and public policy. He has served as a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Treasury Department and as a consultant to, among others, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Brittany Pineros
    Email: brittany.pineros@aei.org
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