Can you be in two places at once? With Zoom, the answer is yes. Thus, towards the end of this week I will be attending and participating in two conferences during the same stretch of days, although if not for the pandemic they would have been held live in distinct locations. I will also be an active participant in one session of each.
This Friday (May 28), at the Fifth Annual Public Finance Consortium at Indiana University (normally held in Bloomington, IN), from 10 to 10:40 am EST, I will be the discussant when David Gamage and Jake Brooks present their work-in-progress, "Tax Now or Tax Never: Political Optionality and the Case for Current-Assessment Reform."
Then this Sunday (May 30) at the Law and Society Association's 2021 Annual Meeting, which in the ordinary course would have been held in Chicago, from 10 to 11:45 am EST, I will participate in an "Author Meets Readers" session regarding my book Literature and Inequality. Tracey Roberts will be the session's moderator, and I very much look forward to the comments that will be offered by Diane Klein, Shu-Yi Oei, and Luisa Scarcella (plus members of the virtual audience).
Somewhat further down the road, on July 9, from 11:30 am to 1 pm EST, I will present my work-in-progress, "The Economics, Law, and National Politics of Seeking Increased Taxation of Multinationals" at the Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series, hosted by Leandra Lederman and Leopoldo Parada. I will also be presenting this paper later in the year, e.g., most likely at both the National Tax Association's Annual Meeting and in Vienna, Austria towards the end of the year.
I also anticipate attending a conference in USC Law School on November 5, honoring Ed Kleinbard, at which Joe Bankman and I are planning to present (after we have written it) a paper discussing Ed's work and contributions to the field.
Meanwhile I will be hosting the Tax Policy Colloquium at NYU this fall, although with what mix between live and Zoom is not yet clear. I am hoping for live public (as well as class) sessions, but it would be better still if the former accommodated remote attendees by Zoom. We will see.