Tax policy has returned to its traditional place of prominence in policy circles, with leading presidential candidates proposing both sweeping and incremental reforms. Members of Congress are considering a wide variety of changes as well. How will tax policy shape up as the year progresses? What role will tax policy play in the election? Are we situated for a major reform in 2017? What are the implications for the economy and the American people?
To address these issues, on February 25, the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center hosted two keynote speakers – Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee – and convened panels of leading economists and journalists.
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Tax policy in 2016: What’s new and what’s next
8:45 am - 9:00 am
Panel 1: Views from the Economics Profession
9:00 am - 10:00 amRuth Marcus Former Brookings Expert, Columnist and Deputy Editorial Page Editor - The Washington PostJared Bernstein Member, Council of Economic Advisers - The White House, Former Senior Fellow - Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
10:00 am - 10:40 am
Panel 2: Views from the Media
10:40 am - 11:40 am
11:40 am - 12:20 am