113th Annual Conference Graduate Student Activities

November 18-21, 2020 | Virtual Conference |  Zoom | 


Graduate Student Initiatives

The National Tax Association warmly welcomes graduate students to attend our Annual Conference on the Zoom platform.

The conference offers many opportunities to meet and talk with NTA members, the leaders in tax and government spending policy. As you will find out, our members want to get to know you and learn about your research! And for those of you on the job market, attending the conference will increase your profile and help put you in touch with potential employers.

We have several activities planned specifically for graduate students. Read on!

Graduate Student Virtual Breakfast
All students are invited to “breakfast” on Friday, November 20 from 10:00 to 11:00 am EST on Zoom. This is a great opportunity to meet students from other graduate programs and NTA members — some of whom may become your colleagues and coauthors. In addition, NTA members employed in government agencies and think tanks will discuss how they inform and develop public policy with their work and research. 

Sponsorships for the breakfast are available! Contact April Davis at adavis@ntanet.org for information.

NTA: The Next Generation Session
The Next Generation session will consist entirely of graduate student papers. The session is well attended by the NTA community of tax and public finance professionals as well as graduate students.

Graduate Student Research Forum
The Annual Conference will also have a virtual student poster session that will allow students to network with other professionals working on tax and government spending policy-including potential employers! Students will present their research and take questions from the audience in small virtual meeting rooms. 

Saturday Afternoon Short Course
Graduate students are encouraged to attend the short course on the Taxation of the Superrich presented by Florian Scheuer, UBS Professor of Economics of Institutions, University of Zurich . The session will run from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST, on Saturday, November 21 on Zoom.  The short course is sponsored by the University of Michigan Office of Tax Policy Research.

Office of Tax Policy Research, University of Michigan

On the Job Market?
If so, please tell us when you register for the conference. You can also provide us with a link to your web page. We will make it easier for potential employers to find you by putting your name, e-mail address, and homepage on the conference website and indicating on the conference program whether a speaker is a graduate student on the market this year.  This is a great opportunity to possibly meet your future employer! 

Please direct any questions to  nta@ntanet.org.