This intensive seminar will examine the process of enacting tax law, using as a case study the current efforts to reform U.S. taxation of business income. We will explore, and apply to current proposals, the fundamental underpinnings of tax policy, the legislative rules governing process of enacting tax legislation, tax expenditure identification and its relevance, revenue estimating and distributional analysis.
Schedule To Be Announced
This 1 credit course will be held on March 16 & 17. A research paper will be due April 30. A Syllabus and information about the required readings will be available on Blackboard before January 8. These readings will be intensive and must be completed prior to the first class meeting on March 16. Students will also be expected to make a short presentation of their papers to their classmates and Professor Abreu, at times to be determined by the class and Professor Abreu during the last two weeks of regularly scheduled classes. This course does not satisfy the upper level writing requirement.
You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0600 (Taxation)