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BC-Tulane Hold Tax Roundtable

Scholars wrestle with a variety of issues in a day-long forum.


BC Law’s tax program, which is ranked 13th in the nation by US News and World Report, convened more than a dozen scholars from around the country March 23 for the 2018 Boston College-Tulane Tax Roundtable. The initiative, within the Law School’s Tax Policy Collaborative, encourages interdisciplinary debate.

BC Law tax professors Shu-Yi Oei, Diane Ring, James Repetti ’80, and retirement security professor Natalya Shnitser, spent the day debating policy and discussing participants’ papers with academics from Tulane, Fordham, NYU, UC Hastings, Harvard, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as some students.

Topics under review included debt and equity taxation, tax reform, tax lawyers as tax insurance, and whether the US has a “territorial” tax system.

The roundtable is co-sponsored by Tulane’s Murphy Institute for Political Economy and Tulane Law School.