Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Proposals

Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy


Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

"Tax Reform: Implications for Growth, Inequality, and Welfare"

November 9-10, 2018

The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on "Tax Reform: Implications for Growth, Inequality, and Welfare." The conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on November 9-10, 2018. The papers and comments are slated for publication in the July 2019 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

The editors invite detailed abstracts of no more than two pages describing the proposed research paper. (If a preliminary version of the paper is available, authors may include it with their abstract.) Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sue North, Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Monetary Economics, no later than Monday, April 9, 2018 at north@simon.rochester.edu.

Recent U.S. tax legislation has been passed in the context of sluggish growth in U.S. median incomes and rising income inequality. This conference seeks proposals that evaluate the role of tax policy in promoting growth and shaping the income distribution. In addition, it seeks proposals that examine the potential for welfare-improving reform of corporate income, personal income and estate taxation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. the implications of corporate tax reform for entrepreneurial activity and investment,
  2. tax policy design in the face of demographic and transformative technological change,
  3. the role of tax policy in shaping the locational choices of capital and labor,
  4. the scope for welfare improving capital, wealth and estate taxation.