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Conference: Options for Tax Reform

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Options for Tax Reform
Friday, March 24, 2006
Center for American Progress
8:30 A.M to 3:30 P.M.
A full-day conference with academic and policy experts from around the country who will highlight options for reforming the tax code. Many experts agree that the tax code is in need of repair. Yet it has been 20 years since the landmark 1986 reform. Given the growing complexity of the tax code, increased revenue pressures, and a changing economy; tax reform will likely be a central issue for 2006 and beyond. The conference will provide a forum for sharing proposals-both quick fixes and broad overhaul-and for open and engaged discussion.
Click here to RSVP
or call 202-741-6246
Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Time: 9:00 A.M.
John Irons, Director of Tax and Budget Policy, Center for American Progress
Panel I: Comprehensive Reform
Time: 9:05 A.M.- 10:45 A.M.
The Honorable Chaka Fattah, U.S. Representative, Second Congressional District, Pennsylvania
John Irons, Director of Tax and Budget Policy, Center for American Progress
Maya MacGuineas, Director, Fiscal Policy Program, The New America Foundation
Van Doorn Oooms, Senior Fellow, Committee for Economic Development
Paul Weinstein Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Progressive Policy Institute
William Gale, Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and Deputy Director of Economic, Brookings Institution
Panel II: Education and Marriage
Time: 10:45 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Susan M. Dynarski, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University and Faculty Research Fellow, NBER
Jeffrey Liebman, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
Alan J. Auerbach, Director, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley
Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
Luncheon Panel: Future of Tax Reform – Overhaul or Incremental Change?
Time: 12:00 P.M.- 1:45 P.M.
Elizabeth Garrett, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, University of Southern California and Member, President Bush’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
Peter R. Orszag, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Gene B. Sperling, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Jon Talisman, Founding Partner of Capitol Tax Partners
Moderated by:
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress
Panel III: Rewarding and Encouraging Work, Supporting Parents, International Taxation
Time: 1:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
Anne Alstott, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation, Yale Law School
Jason Furman, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Wagner School
James Kvaal, Harvard University
Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daniel Halperin, Stanley S. Surrey Professor, Harvard Law School
Robert Gordon, Senior Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress
Closing Comments
Time: 3:15 P.M. – 3:20 P.M.
Panelists Biographies
Program: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 A.M.
Lunch will be served at 11:45 A.M.
Admission is free.
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Maps and Directions
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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