2016 - 2017 SCHEDULE

DATE

 LOCATION

 SPEAKER & TOPIC

September 21
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall
David Duff - University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law Tax Policy and the Virtuous Sovereign:  Dworkinian Equality and Redistributive Taxation
October 19
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall
David Gamage - University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
Tax Cannibalization and Fiscal Federalism in the United States 
January 25
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall

Miranda Stewart - Australian National University Crawford School of Public Policy and the University of Melbourne
Transnational Tax Law and the Future of the Tax State 

February 8
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall
Zachary Liscow - Yale Law School
Innovation and Climate Law
March 1
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall

Benjamin Alarie - University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Using Machine Learning to Predict Outcomes in Tax Law

 March 15
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall 
Michael Smart - University of Toronto Economics Department
Why the Dividend Tax Credit?

March 29
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium (Rm FA2)
Falconer Hall
Martha O'Brien - University of Victoria Faculty of Law
Canada’s international investment agreements and direct taxation 
2015-2016 Schedule

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER & TOPIC

September 16
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Room FA3
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Kevin Milligan  - University of British Columbia Vancouver School of Economics
Child Tax Benefits
October 28
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Erich Kirchler - University of Vienna Faculty of Psychology
Cooperation between Citizens and Tax Authorities

December 2
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Jack Mintz - University of Calgary School of Public Policy
Corporate Tax Reform
January 6
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall 
84 Queen's Park
Mirit Eyal-Cohen - University of Alabama School of Law
The Hidden Price of Regulation
February 3
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
 Lisa Philipps - Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
The Tax Treatment of Personal Savings
March 2
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Willard Taylor - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Can We Clean This Up? A Brief Journey Through the U.S. Rules for Taxing Business Entities

March 16
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Wei Cui - University of British Columbia School of Law
Information Reporting and State Capacity

 

March 30
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall 
84 Queen's Park

Andrew Hayashi - University of Virginia School of Law
The Effects of Refund Anticipation Loans on Tax Filing and Compliance 

2014-15 Schedule

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER & TOPIC

September 17
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Alex Edwards - University of Toronto Rotman School of Management
Does Earnings Lockout Make US Multinationals
Attractive to Acquirers?
October 1
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Wolfgang Schön - Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
International Taxation of Risk

October 29
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Amin Mawani - York University Schulich School of Business
Payout Policies of Canadian REITs

November 19
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Alan Macnaughton - University of Waterloo
Income Splitting and Anti-Avoidance Legislation:  Evidence from the Canadian “Kiddie Tax”
January 7
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Emily Cauble - DePaul University
Taxing Publicly Traded Entities
January 28
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45

Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Enid Slack - University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs
The Political Economy of Property Tax Reform

February 25
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Heather Field - University of California Hastings College of Law
Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer 
March 18
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Darien Shanske - UC Davis School of Law
Local Democracy and Financial Knowledge: The Case for a Local Government Finance Commission

2013-14

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER & TOPIC

September 25
Thursday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Matthew Weinzierl - Harvard Business School
The Promise of Positive Optimal Taxation
November 13
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Room FA3
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Leandra Lederman - University of Indiana Law School
(Un)Appealing Deference to the Tax Court

November 20
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Benjamin Alarie - University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Policy Preferences and Expertise in Canadian Tax Adjudication
November 27
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Room FA3 
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Michael Veal - McMaster University Dept. of Economics
Top Share Inequality in Canada:  The Implications of Some Tax Preferences
January 29
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Frances Woolley - Carleton University Dept. of Economics
It's just not fair!  Canada's on-going debate over the taxation of families
February 12
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION:
Room FA1
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Jason Oh - UCLA School of Law
The Pivotal Politics of Temporary Legislation

March 12
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Dhammika Dharmapala - University of Illinois College of Law
Interest Deductions in a Multijurisdictional World
March 26
Wednesday
12:30 - 1:45
Solarium
Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park

Tim Edgar - Osgoode Hall Law School
Corrective Taxation, Leverage, and Compensation in a Bloated Financial Sector

2012-13

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER & TOPIC

October 18 Thursday 12:30 - 1:45Dining Room Flavelle House 78 Queen's ParkNancy Staudt - USC Gould School of Law Supercharged IPOs
October 24 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Solarium Falconer Hall 84 Queen's ParkKory Kroft - University of Toronto Economics Department Optimal Unemployment Insurance in a Screening Model
November 21 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Solarium Falconer Hall 84 Queen's ParkSteven Dean - Brooklyn Law School Hunting Stag with FLY Paper: A Hybrid Financial Instrument for Social Enterprise
January 9 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Solarium Falconer Hall 84 Queen's ParkLeigh Osofsky - University of Miami Law School Frictions as Screening Mechanisms
January 16 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Solarium Falconer Hall 84 Queen's ParkYair Listokin - Yale Law School Tax Expenditure Salience
February 6 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Solarium Falconer Hall 84 Queen's ParkBrian Galle - Boston College Law School The Effects of Federal Revenues on State Revenues: Evidence and Implications for Judicial Oversight of Conditional Grants
March 13 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Location: TBAGlen Loutzenhiser - University of Oxford Faculty of Law Trompe-l'oeil: The sham doctrine in the Canadian tax cases
April 20 Wednesday 12:30 - 1:45Solarium Falconer Hall 84 Queen's ParkAlex Raskolnikov - Columbia University Law School Irredeemably Inefficient Acts:  A Threat to Markets, Firms, and the Fisc

2011 - 2012

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

SPEAKER & TOPIC

October 4
Tuesday
4:10 – 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

Stanley Winer - Carlton University School of Public Policy and Dept. of Economics

Closing the 49th Parallel:  An Explained Episode in Canadian Economic and Political History

October 18
Tuesday
4:10 – 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

Allison Christians – University of  Wisconsin Law School

Activists vs Lobbyists, in the Transnational Tax Policy Arena

November 1
Tuesday
4:10 – 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

David Weisbach – University of Chicago Law School

Is Knowledge of the Tax Law Socially Desirable

January 24
Tuesday
4:10 – 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

Sarah Lawsky – University of California, Irvine

Modeling

February 7
Tuesday
4:10- 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

Susan Morse – University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Tax Imperialism

February 28
Tuesday
4:10 – 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

Miranda Fleischer – University of Colorado at Boulder Law School

Consequentialism and Charitable Giving

March 27
Tuesday
4:10 – 6:00

Solarium
84 Queen’s Park

Joshua Blank – New York University School of Law 

Shadow Tax Penalties

2010 - 2011

DateSpeakerTopic

September 28
Tuesday

Ilan Benshalom
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Realization and Progressivity

January 11
Tuesday
Matias Milet
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Hybrid Foreign Entities, Uncertain Domestic Categories: Treaty Interpretation Beyond Familiar Boundaries

January 25
Tuesday

Michael Smart
University of Toronto Economics Dept.

Should We Worry About Tax Havens?  International Taxation in Canada 

February 8
Tuesday

Neil Brooks
Osgoode Hall Law School

The Case for a Progressive Tax System: One More Time, with Feeling

March 1
Tuesday

Richard Schmalbeck
Duke University Law School

Considering a New Category of Exemption for American Churches

March 15
Tuesday

Geoffrey Loomer
Dalhousie University

International Tax Avoidance after the 2008 Financial Crisis:  Canada's Complicity

March 29
Tuesday
David Duff
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law

 Responses to Treaty Shopping:  A Comparative Evaluation 

2009 -2010  

DateSpeakerTopic
September 29
Tuesday

Terrence Chorvat
George Mason School of Law

The Effect of the Taxation of Risky Income on Investment Behavior

November 10
Tuesday

Ruth Mason
University of Connecticut Law School

Tax Expenditures and Federalism

December 3
 

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Mihir Desai
Harvard Business School

Investor Taxation in Open Economies

January 12
Tuesday

Chris Sanchirico
University of Pennsylvania Law School

A Critical Look at the Economic Argument of Taxing Only Labour Earnings: The Argument for Tax Eclecticism

February 1
MONDAY
12:30 - 2:00

Yoram Margalioth
Tel Aviv University

A Suggested International Tax Reform with a Focus on Technology

February 9
Tuesday
Victor Fleisher
University of Colorado Law School

 Regulatory Craftsmanship:  Theorizing the Regulatory "Planning Option"

March 2
Tuesday
Leandra Lederman
Indiana University Law School
 A Tisket, A Tasket: Basketing and Corporate Tax Shelters

2008 - 2009

DateSpeakerTopic
Sept 19
FRIDAY
12:30 - 2:00
LOCATION:
Flavelle
Dining Room
78 Queen's Park
Charlotte Crane
Northwestern University Law School

Honoring Expectations about Taxes: Are Roth IRAs Different?

October 8
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Kyle Logue
University of Michigan Law School 

The Coase Theorem and Tax Law

October 29 
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Sagit Leviner
Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

An Overview: A New Era of Tax EnforcementFrom 'Big Stick' to Responsive Regulation

November 14
FRIDAY
12:30 - 2:00

Robert J. Peroni
University of Texas Law School

Better Than Exemption

January 21
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

David I. Walker
Boston University

Are Tax and Accounting Rules Discriminating Against Discounted Employee Stock Options Justified?

February 11
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00
Mitchell Kane
New York University

Co-sponsored by the Law & Economics Workshop

 Bootstraps and Poverty Traps: Tax Treaties as Novel Tools for Development Finance

March 11
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00
Jacob Nussim
University of California, Los Angeles
(Visiting Professor, 2008-09)
 
March 25
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Mark Gergen
University of Texas at Austin

Why Strong Third Party Penalties are an Essential Tool for Discouraging Taxpayers from Taking Aggressive Positions in Reporting on Matters of Factual or Legal Uncertainty

2007 - 2008

DateSpeakerTopic
September 12
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Neil Buchanan
George Washington University Law School

NEW LOCATION:
Flavelle Dining Room
78 Queen's Park

 What do we owe future generations?  Framing the Issues, with an Application to Budget Policy

NEW DATE:
September 27
Thursday


12:30 - 2:00

Richard Bird
University of Toronto
Eric Zolt
UCLA Law School

Co-sponsored by the Law & Economics Workshop.

NEW LOCATION:
Faculty Lounge, 78 Queen's Park

The Dual Income Tax: A Possible Approach for Developing Countries

October 10
12:30 - 2:00

Frances Woolley
Carleton University, Economics Dept.

LOCATION:
Flavelle Dining Rm
78 Queen's Park

Liability without control:  The curious case of pension income splitting


 

November 28
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Arthur Cockfield
Queen's University Faculty of Law

LOCATION:
Flavelle Dining Room
78  Queen's Park

A Law and Technology Perspective on Enhanced Cross-Border Information Exchange

January 30
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Michael Graetz
Yale Law School
Plan for Tax Reform

February 13
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00

Yoram Margalioth
Faculty of Law
Tel Aviv University

 TBA

 

March 12
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00
Jacques Sassville
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Tax Treaties:  Better the Devil We Know?

April 9
Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00
Paul Caron
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Murphy vs. IRS: Another Front in the War Against the Income Tax

2006 - 2007

DateSpeakerTopic
September 6
(Wed)

Tim Edgar
University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Law

Designing a More Target-Effective General Anti-Avoidance Rule
September 20
(Wed)
Lawrence Zelenak
Duke University
Justice Holmes, Ralph Kramden, and the Civic Virtues of a Tax Return Filing Requirement
October 4
(Wed)
Diane Ring
Boston College School of Law
International Tax Relations:  Theory and Practice
October 25
(Wed)

Michael Knoll
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Taxes and Competitiveness
November 15
(Wed)

James Hines
University of Michigan

Co-sponsored by the Law & Economics Workshop series.

Should Governments Try to Tax Foreign Income?

November 28
(TUESDAY)

Kim Brooks
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Law

Tax Sparing:  Should Canada Re-Think It's Commitment to Supporting the Investment Incentive Goals of Developing Countries?
January 10
(Wed)
Anthony Infanti
University of Pittsburgh Law School

Co-sponsored by the Diversity Workshop series.
Homer Sacer, Homosexual:  Some Thoughts on Waging Tax Guerilla Warfare

January 16
(TUESDAY)

Richard Vann
University of Sydney; and
Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

Problems in international division of the business income tax base

January 31
(Wed)
Julie  Roin
University of Chicago

Does Formulary Taxation Work? :  What International Tax Scholars Can Learn from State Taxation

February 14
(Wed)

NEW LOCATION:
Classroom FLA
78 Queen's Park

Steve Bank
UCLA Law School

Co-sponsored with the Law & Economics workshop series.

Taxation and the Separation of Ownership and Control




NEW DATE March 22
(Thurs)

Jinyan Li
Osgoode Hall Law School

Tax Policy and Development: A Cases Study of China
March 28
(Wed)
Joseph Bankman
Stanford Law School
CANCELLED
 
NEW WORKSHOP
April 5
(Thursday)
Lily Batchelder
New York University

Taxing Privilege, Not Success:  Replacing the Estate Tax with an Inheritance Tax

2005-2006

DateSpeakerTopic
September 28

Allison Christians
University of Wisconsin

Seventy Years Is Enough: The Case for Abolishing Tax Treaties in the United States
October 12Brian Arnold
Goodmans LLP
General Anti-Avoidance Rules:
A Comparative Perspective
October 26Kirk Stark
University of California, Los Angeles
Time Consistency and the Choice of Tax Base
November 16

Edward J. McCaffery
University of Southern California

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Law & Economics Workshops.

Starving the Beast:  The Psychology of Budget Deficits
December 7

Richard Bird
University of Toronto

VAT Revisited:  A New Look at Value Added Taxes in Developing and Transitional Countries

January 25

Lisa Philipps
York University

Co-sponsored by the Feminsm and Law Workshop series.

Partners in Business, Partners in Love:  Tax Law and the Two-Person Career
February 8Janet Milne
University of Vermont
Tax Expenditures and Alternative Energy:  Sound Tax Policy?
March 1Reuven Avi-Yonah
University of Michigan
The Three Goals of Taxation
March 22Joel Slemrod
University of Michigan
Taxation and Big Brother:  Information, Personalization, and Privacy in 21st Century Tax Policy
April 5

Tsilly Dagan
Bar Ilan University

NEW LOCATION:
Dining Room, Flavelle House
78 Queen's Park

Ordinary People, Necessary Choices