Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A different upcoming colloquium at NYU

This fall, in the second half of the semester - Mondays from October 24 through December 5 - I will be co-leading a new colloquium at NYU.  This one is about high-end inequality, without distinctively focusing on tax issues as such.  (However, I'll still be doing the regular tax colloquium in the spring semester, from January through May 2017.)

My co-convenor will be the economist Robert Frank, whom I very much look forward to working with for the first time.  Bob once presented a paper at our tax colloquium, back in the days when I was co-convening it with David Bradford, on the topic of income vs. consumption taxation under the lens of his work regarding positional goods.  (See for example herehere, and here.)

As per the course description that will be available to NYU law students shortly, the colloquium will aim to "study the issues associated with high-end inequality (i.e., pertaining to income and wealth concentration at the top) from a multi-disciplinary perspective.  Its primary focus is papers and works in progress, or recently published works, by legal scholars, economists, political scientists, other social scientists, and philosophers."

PM sessions will be held at NYU Law School, from 4 to 6 pm on the Mondays from October 24 through December 5, and will be open to the public.

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