Professor of Law
- E-mail email@example.com
- Phone (812) 855-7443
- Location Baier Hall 321
- B.A., Stanford University 2000
- M.A., Stanford University 2000
- J.D., Yale University 2005
Professor David Gamage is a scholar of tax law and policy and also of health law and policy. He has written extensively on tax and budget policy at both the U.S. state and federal levels, as well as on tax theory, fiscal federalism, and the intersections between taxation and health care. Professor Gamage consistently ranks in the top five of the SSRN Tax Professor Rankings.
Gamage has authored or coauthored over fifty scholarly articles and essays. His scholarship has appeared in a range of journals, including the peer-edited Tax Law Review and Public Finance Review, and the flagship law reviews of the University of Chicago, the University of California, and Northwestern Law Schools. His casebook, Taxation: Law, Planning, and Policy, is published by Carolina Academic Press.
From 2010 through 2012, Gamage served as special counsel to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Policy. In that position, he administered the individual income tax portfolio of the Treasury Department's Tax Legislative Counsel, and he oversaw the drafting of all individual income tax regulations and executive branch initiatives related to the individual income tax. Gamage's position primarily involved the drafting and implementation of tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). Since returning to academia in 2012, Gamage has served on a tax reform commission for the state of California and has regularly advised other state and federal policymakers on tax and health policy.
In the media
- Quoted in "How Warren could get a wealth tax past the US Supreme Court," Bloomberg (12/3/2019)
- Quoted in "Sanders and Warren want to tax the rich. Here's why it could work.," Politico (11/16/2019)
- Interviewed about "Research Shows Tax Contributions of Super-Rich Declining: Why Should We Care?," Indiana News Desk (WTIU) (10/11/2019)
- Interviewed about "Senator Warren's Wealth Tax," CNBC Squawk Box (Twitter feed) (10/8/2019)
- Interviewed in "Experts debate Sen. Warren's tax proposal, which takes on the wealthy," CNBC (9/13/2019)
- Appeared in "Experts debate Sen. Warren's tax proposal," CNBC (9/13/2019)
- Interviewed in "Where did the $1.5 trillion in Trump tax cuts go?," Marketplace (5/29/2019)
- Quoted in "Republican pre-existing protections leave some vulnerable," Politifact (4/1/2019)
- Quoted in "'A very big experiment:' How Elizabeth Warren would try forcing billionaires to pay higher taxes," The Washington Post (2/4/2019)
- Quoted in "Fact-checking Martha McSally on pre-existing conditions," Politifact (10/30/2018)
- Quoted in "Pro-ACA group: Court pick Kavanaugh refused to uphold pre-existing condition ban," Politifact (7/18/2018)
- Quoted in "Four states sue U.S. to void state and local tax deduction cap," Reuters (7/17/2018)
- Quoted in "Can the IRS stop states' tax reform workarounds?," Governing (6/1/2018)
- Quoted in "‘King of Qui Tam’ runs into appeals court buzzsaw," Bloomberg (5/18/2018)
- Quoted in "States, including Indiana, watching Supreme Court case," Terre Haute Tribune-Star (4/18/2018)
- Quoted in "How 40 ambiguities (and outright errors) in the new tax law could cost you big money," Inc. (3/15/2018)
- Quoted in "IRS releases tool that lets you make sure your employer isn?t messing up your taxes," The Washington Post (2/28/2018)
- Quoted in "New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to sue over federal tax deductions," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (1/26/2018)
- Quoted in "Pass-through tax break passes over attorneys," The Indiana Lawyer (1/24/2018)
- Research cited in "Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here?s why it doesn?t," The Washington Post (1/22/2018) and in The New Yorker, Financial Times, Slate
- Quoted in "US tax invoice might face lawsuits from high-tax states with lengthy odds however political payoffs," Kaplan Herald (1/3/2018)
- Tax Cannibalization and Fiscal Federalism in the United States, 111 NW. U.L. REV. 295 (2017) (with Darien Shanske).
- The Case for Taxing (All of) Labor Income, Consumption, Capital Income, and Wealth, 68 TAX L. REV. 355 (2015).
- Preventing Government Shutdowns: Designing Default Rules for Budgets, 86 COLO. L. REV. 181 (2015) (with David Louk).
- How Should Governments Promote Distributive Justice?: A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments, 68 TAX L. REV. 1 (2014).
- Taxation and Incentives in the Business Enterprise, in ENTERPRISE LAW: CONTRACTS, MARKETS, AND LAWS IN THE U.S. AND JAPAN (Zenichi Shishido ed., 2014) (with Shruti Rana).
- Experimental Evidence of Tax Salience and the Labor-Leisure Decision: Anchoring, Tax Aversion, or Complexity?, 41 PUB. FIN. REV. 203 (2013) (with Andrew Hayashi and Brent Nakamura).
- Perverse Incentives Arising from the Tax Provisions of Healthcare Reform: Why Further Reforms Are Needed to Prevent Avoidable Costs to Low- and Moderate-Income Workers, 65 TAX L. REV. 669 (2012).
- A Better Way Forward for State Taxation of E-Commerce, 92 B.U. L. REV. 483 (2012) (with Devin Heckman).
- Three Essays on Tax Salience: Market Salience and Political Salience, 65 TAX L. REV. 19 (2011) (with Darien Shanske).
- Preventing State Budget Crises: Managing the Fiscal Volatility Problem, 98 CALIF. L. REV. 749 (2010).
- Tax Law
- Tax Policy
- Health Law
- Health Policy
- Budget Policy