Tax Policy and the Economy

Robert A. Moffitt, Organizer

September 26, 2019

National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, September 26
8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am
Welcome / Opening Remarks
8:35 am
Casey B. Mulligan, University of Chicago and NBER

The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses (slides)
9:15 am
Jonathan Meer, Texas A&M University and NBER
Benjamin Priday, Texas A&M University

Tax Prices and Charitable Giving: Projected Changes in Donations Under the 2017 TCJA
9:55 am
10:15 am
Robert J. Barro, Harvard University and NBER
Brian Wheaton, University of California, Los Angeles

Taxes, Incorporation, and Productivity
10:55 am
11:15 am
John Beshears, Harvard University and NBER
James J. Choi, Yale University and NBER
Mark Iwry, The Brookings Institution
David C. John, AARP Public Policy Institute
David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER
Brigitte C. Madrian, Brigham Young University and NBER

Building Emergency Savings Through Employer-Sponsored Rainy-Day Savings Accounts
11:55 am
Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago and NBER
Mark Shepard, Harvard University and NBER
Jonathan S. Skinner, Dartmouth College and NBER

One Medicare for All? The Economics of a Uniform Health Insurance Program
12:35 pm
Lunch Speaker – Kevin Hassett, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
1:50 pm