Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Past Conferences

The principal objectives of the conferences are to stimulate relevant policy and empirical research in economic science, to encourage interchange of scientific ideas among analysts with different approaches, and to generate greater understanding by academic economists of practitioners' environments.

Each conference is organized around a particular theme or topic with papers prepared by leading scholars with expertise in the area. Participants are united by their interest in the issues discussed and by their belief that analysis, evidence, and informed discussion have lasting effects on the public and its institutions.

2018 Conference on Tax Reform: Implications for Growth, Inequality, and Welfare

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November 9-10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

Recent U.S. tax legislation has been passed in the context of sluggish growth in U.S. median incomes and rising income inequality. Papers presented at the 2018 Carnegie-Rochester-NYU conference explored the implications of corporate tax reform for entrepreneurial activity and investment, the impact of state tax exemption reform on the location choices of top earners, and the disparate impact of federal tax hikes across states. The papers presented at the conference will be published in the July 2019 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

2018 Program Schedule

Conference Session 1

Chair: Christopher Sleet

Conference Session 2

Chair: Ali Shourideh

Conference Session 3

Chair: Laurence Ales