Mar 16

Past Event

Tax Reform: Options and Obstacles


Prior to mid-term congressional elections and the wind-up of the next presidential campaign, Brookings will host the year's most comprehensive, substantive event on this vital and high-profile topic. From across the political spectrum and a variety of academic outlooks, guest speakers and panelists will dissect tax reform plans, their societal implications, and their logistical viability. From the Administration, from the Hill, academia, and the business press, speakers and panelists will include many of the nation's foremost experts on this labyrinthine and far-reaching issue. Please join us.

Event Agenda

  • Income Tax Reform

    • Jane Gravelle

      Congressional Research Service

    • Kevin Hassett

      American Enterprise Institute

    • Michael Graetz

      Congressional Research Service

  • Keynote Speakers

    • Gene Sperling

      Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council

    • Henry J. Aaron

      Senior Fellow, Economic Studies

      The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair

    • Sen. Byron Dorgan

      D-North Dakota

  • Moderator

    • Alan Murray

      Wall Street Journal

    • Diane Rogers

      Congressional Budget Office

    • J. D. Foster

      Tax Foundation

  • The Flat Tax

    • Bruce Bartlett

      National Center for Policy Analysis

    • Eric Toder

      Urban Institute

  • The Sales Tax


March 16, 1998

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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