November 21 – 23 | Tampa Marriott Water Street | Tampa, Florida
Thursday, November 21 Keynote | Joel Slemrod
Joel Slemrod is the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics. He also serves as Director of the Office of Tax Policy Research, an interdisciplinary research center housed at the Ross School of Business. Professor Slemrod received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1973 and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1980. Professor Slemrod has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Canadian Department of Finance, the New Zealand Department of Treasury, the South Africa Ministry of Finance, the World Bank, and the OECD. From 1992 to 1998 Professor Slemrod was editor of the National Tax Journal. He is the co-author with Leonard E. Burman of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know, published in 2012; co-author with Jon Bakija of Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes, the 5th edition of which was published in 2017; and Tax Systems, co-authored with Christian Gillitzer. In 2012 he received from the National Tax Association its most prestigious award, the Daniel M. Holland Medal for distinguished lifetime contributions to the study and practice of public finance.
Friday, November 22 Keynote | Emmanuel Saez
Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California Berkeley. His research focuses on tax policy and inequality both from theoretical and empirical perspectives.
Jointly with Thomas Piketty, he has constructed long-run historical series of income inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in the public debate. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1999. He was awarded the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association in 2009 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010.