Seminar in Tax Policy
L773 is taught by D. Gamage, Popkin
This seminar will survey major topics relating to the theory and policy of taxation. Students will be required to write a seminar paper of at least twenty pages in length. Students will be expected to present their seminar papers to the class and also to write and present a series of short critical reaction papers analyzing supplementary readings. Students will be graded primarily on their seminar papers, and secondarily on their presentations, critical reaction papers, and on class participation; there will not be a final exam. There are no prerequisites for this course. Students may find it helpful to have previously taken or to be concurrently enrolled in the Income Tax course, but this is not required. Similarly, students wishing to take the Income Tax course may find it helpful to have previously taken or to be concurrently enrolled in this course. This course is distinct from the Tax Policy Colloquium and students are encouraged to take both this course and the Tax Policy Colloquium if they so desire.