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Tax Policy and Wealth Inequality in the US: Trends and Remedies
Tax Policy and Wealth Inequality in the US: Trends and Remedies
Professor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah
What is the relationship between tax policy and the economy; in particular, what policies tend to stimulate economic growth and employment?  We will learn about U.S. trends in both income and corporate tax policies in recent years, reasons for these trends, and how they have contributed to our increasing wealth inequality.  We will further explore a design for a more equitable income and corporate tax system for the US that could substantially reduce wealth inequality.
Reuven S. Avi-Yonah specializes in corporate and international taxation. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on tax competition, and is a member of the steering group for OECD's International Network for Tax Research. He also is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Tax Counsel, and an international research fellow at Oxford University's Centre for Business Taxation. In addition to prior teaching appointments at Harvard University (law) and Boston College (history), he practiced law with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York; with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York; and with Ropes & Gray in Boston.
He has published more than 250 books and articles, including Advanced Introduction to International Tax Law (Elgar, 2019), Global Perspectives on Income Taxation Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), and International Tax as International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 11/18/2021      
Program Year : 2021-22      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00