Here is the text of an announcement that has just been sent out. The event has been in the works for some months now, but I didn't think I should mention it here until it officially went public.
I will mention further details in due course.
Fourth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium:
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century
NYU School of Law
Greenberg Lounge (40 Washington Square South)
Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
On Friday, October 3rd, at NYU School of Law, the Fourth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium will address Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking and best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The day-long event will consist of five panels featuring leading scholars who will analyze the book from economic, legal, historical, political science and philosophical perspectives. Thomas Piketty will participate in the discussion and deliver responses to each of the papers presented.
Confirmed panels and paper presentations are:
· Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University; moderated by David Kamin, NYU School of Law
· Joseph Bankman, Stanford Law School, and Daniel Shaviro, NYU School of Law; moderated by Eric Zolt, UCLA School of Law
· Gregory Clark, UC-Davis; moderated by Joshua Blank, NYU School of Law
· Suzanne Mettler, Cornell; moderated by Jason Oh, UCLA School of Law
· Liam Murphy, NYU School of Law; moderated by Kirk Stark, UCLA School of Law
All papers will be published in the Tax Law Review in 2015.
Due to the anticipated high interest in this event, participation will be limited to NYU Law and UCLA School of Law faculty, students and invited guests. An invitation and registration information will be e-mailed shortly.
The NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium hosted by NYU School of Law and UCLA School of Law is a joint annual conference focusing on tax policy issues from both a legal and economic perspective. It provides a forum in which leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners can analyze complex tax policy questions and options for reform, and brings together members of both NYU Law’s tax law faculty and UCLA Law’s business law and policy program. It builds on tax policy symposia that have historically been hosted by the Tax Law Review, the premier law school journal for tax policy scholarship, and the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance, started in 2004. Financial support for this conference is provided by NYU School of Law and the Lowell Milken Institute of Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law.