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BPEA Article

A symposium on business tax reform

Alan Auerbach, Martin Feldstein, Gita Gopinath, and James Hines
Editor's Note:

This paper is part of the Fall 2017 edition of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, the leading conference series and journal in economics for timely, cutting-edge research about real-world policy issues. Research findings are presented in a clear and accessible style to maximize their impact on economic understanding and policymaking. The editors are Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and Northwestern University Economics Professor Janice Eberly and James Stock, Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow and Harvard University economics professor. Read the rest of the articles here.

Authors

Martin Feldstein

George F. Baker Professor of Economics - Harvard University

President Emeritus - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Gita Gopinath

John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Economics - Harvard University

James Hines

Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics - University of Michigan

The U.S. corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world and much has been made about the prospects of corporate tax reform in 2017. Both House Republicans and President Trump have released their visions of changes to corporate taxes. But what would these proposals mean for the economy? Are they targeting the aspects of the tax code that need changing?

At the Fall 2017 Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference, leading tax policy experts discussed these issues among others, including:


Alan Auerbach is on the board of academic advisors for the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF). The ITPF does not advocate for particular policies, and the author did not receive financial support for this paper from the ITPF. The author did not receive financial support from any firm or person for this paper or from any firm or person with a financial or political interest in this paper.

Gita Gopinath received financial support for this work from the National Science Foundation under grant no. 1628874.

James Hines is research director for the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF). The ITPF does not advocate for particular policies, and the author did not receive financial support for this paper from the ITPF. 

With the exception of the aforementioned, the authors are currently not an officer, director, or board member of any organization with an interest in this paper. No outside party had the right to review this paper prior to circulation.

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