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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