Conferences

 

Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect,
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

 

Past Conferences

Special Seminar: How Did Tax Reform Happen? 
Monday March 12, 2:00–3:30pm, 648 Evans Hall

In late December, less than two months after its initial introduction in Congress, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law.  Full of complex and controversial provisions, this major change in the U.S. tax system occurred more than three decades after the last significant change, the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and followed a very different process in a starkly different political environment.

This coming Monday, the Robert D. Burch Center on Tax Policy and Public Finance will sponsor a special panel on how institutions shaped, or failed to shape, the new law of the land. 

The panel will discuss:
•    Basics of the new tax law
•    What the Joint Committee on Taxation and Congressional Budget Office actually do
•    How the Executive and Legislative branches interact
•    The role of budget rules and the minority party
•    How 2017 differed from 1986 and with what consequences

Our panel comprises three academics with direct experience in the tax policy process:
•    Edward Kleinbard, Robert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law, USC Gould School of Law; former Chief of Staff, U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation
•    David Kamin, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
•    Alan Auerbach, Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley; former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation; current member, Panel of Economic Advisers, Congressional Budget Office

Moderator: Danny Yagan, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Download slides: Edward Kleinbard - David Kamin - Alan Auerbach - Danny Yagan

 

A Corporate Tax for the 21st Century - July 14, 2016, Washington, DC - Please join the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, the Oxford
University Centre for Business Taxation, and the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at the University of California,
Berkeley, as they host an international group of economists and lawyers for a discussion on corporate tax reform.

The Economics of Tax Policy December 3-4, 2015, Washington DC
co-sponsored by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Workshop on Public Economics and Tax Policy 2013
June 24-28, 2013, Claremont Hotel Club and Spa, Berkeley - Co-sponsored by Harvard Law School

Handbook of Public Economics, v.5
December 8-9, 2011 - Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Schedule

Workshop on International Taxation
June 22-26th, 2009
Co-sponsored by the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

 

Key Issues in Public Finance
Co-sponsored by the Burch Center on May 5, 2006 with NYU Law School

Taxing Corporate Income in the 21st Century
Co-sponsored by the Burch Center on May 5 -6, 2005 with the Office of Tax Policy Research at the University of Michigan
Publications

Workshop on Public Economics and Tax Policy 2004
June 21-25, 2004, Claremont Resort and Spa, Berkeley

Berkeley Symposium on Poverty, the Distribution of Income, and Public Policy
Co-sponsored by the Burch Center on December 12-13, 2003, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Publications

 

International Seminar in Public Economics, "Taxation and Financial Innovation"
December 7-8, 2001, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Program
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Publications

 

Conference on Ageing, Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
Co-sponsored by the Burch Center and the Deutsche Bundesbank on May 4-5, 2001, Frankfurt, Germany
Program
Publications

 

Conference on the Handbook of Public Economics
December 1-2, 2000, Alumni House, UC Berkeley

 

Conference on Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy
October 16-17, 1998, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Co-sponsored by the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance and the
Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley
Schedule
Publications

 

Conference on Demography and Fiscal Policy:
Poverty, Immigration, and Aging in the United States and California
March 20, 1997, Alumni House, UC Berkeley sponsored by the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance and the
Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley

The changing composition of the U.S. population is affecting fiscal policy in a number of important ways. This conference will consider three
aspects of changing demography that are particularly relevant: the characteristics of those living in poverty, the size and composition of the
immigrant population, and the growing share of the elderly among U.S. residents. On each of these topics, speakers will focus on the
implications for fiscal policy at the federal level and in California, where these issues are especially pertinent.
Schedule

 

Fiscal Policy: Lessons from Economic Research
February 2-3, 1996, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Abstracts
Publications

The Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance held a research conference on February 2nd and 3rd, 1996, on "Fiscal Policy: Lessons
From Economic Research." Prof. Alan Auerbach, Director of the Burch Center, invited eight papers by some of the nation's most prominent

public economists, designed to highlight the current state of our knowledge in particular areas and to identify directions for future
research. The conference was free and open to the public.

Email: burch@econ.berkeley.edu.