Author: Stephanie Harden

IIPF Congress in Tokyo

This year’s International Institute of Public Finance’s 73rd Annual Congress was held in Tokyo, Japan. The OTPR Family was well represented with the following attendees: Claudio Agostini (2003), David Agrawal (2012), Jacob Bastian (2017), Sutirtha Bagchi (2014), Estelle Dauchy (2007), Enda Hargaden (2016), Makoto Hasegawa (2013), Ryo Ishida (2015), Laura Kalambokidis (1992), Sara LaLumia (2006), Ben Meiselman (2017), Eric Ohrn (2014), Nathan Seegert (2013),…

Fowling???

No, the word is not spelled incorrectly.  I am sure that many of you are wondering what “Fowling” is — it is a combination of football and bowling — really!  In May 2017, several cars filled with OTPR faculty, staff, and Ph.D. students drove to Hamtramck, MI, where the fowling warehouse is located.  Our first…

OTPR Newsletter

February 2017 The February 2017 issue of the OTPR Newsletter has just been published. There are many pictures and updates so be sure to check it out.   The Newsletter also provides information about our upcoming 30th Anniversary, which begins on July 1, 2017, and runs through June 20, 2018.  Do you have any brilliant ideas we should consider to…

The Economic Stakes in the 2016 Election: A Nonpartisan Discussion

(Presented by the Office of Tax Policy Research and Ross Thought in Action) Wednesday, October 55 – 6:30 p.m.The University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Blau Building, B1580​Reception Following Economic issues occupy center stage in the 2016 presidential debate. The candidates have offered several proposals to address economic issues ranging from immigration to trade, taxation to health care, and regulation of…

Michigan M-Taxi 2016

OTPR’s fourth Michigan Tax Invitational (M-TAXI) was held on June 10-11, 2016.  Once again, more than 55 current and former OTPR-affiliated alumni convened in Ann Arbor for this 1 1/2-day conference. Alumni from 1994 through 2014 included academics in accounting, law, and economics, as well as the business community — Ford Motor Credit Company.  In addition, members of…

OTPR Faculty and Alumni Attend 2014 IIPF

Professor Joel Slemrod recently spoke at the International Institute of Public Finance’s Annual Congress held in Lugano, Switzerland.  OTPR was well represented at IIPF by our affiliated alumni either presenting or co-authoring papers (including one of our current students)! Claudio Agostini (2003) David Agrawal (2012) Sebastien Bradley (2011)   Estelle Dauchy (2007)   Naomi Feldman (2004)   Makoto…

Michigan M-Taxi 2014

OTPR’s third Michigan Tax Invitational (M-TAXI) was held on June 6 – 7, 2014.  More than 55 current and former OTPR-affiliated alumni convened in Ann Arbor for this 1 1/2-day conference. Alumni from 1997 through 2013 included academics in accounting and economics, as well as members of the Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of the…

Tax Competition and Subnational Governments

In April 2014, we teamed up with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Center for Business and Economic Research) and the University of Georgia (Department of Economics) to convene leading academic economists and accountants to study competition in subnational governments and urban areas, and present their findings in an open conference. The competition was studied and presented…

Lessons for Tax Policy in the Great Recession

While policymakers struggle with identifying and enacting the appropriate short-term policy response to the recent financial crisis and economic downturn, both academics and policymakers are examining the causes of the crisis and what lessons this might bring to bear on longer-term policy. With near unanimity attention to both the causes and appropriate long-term policy, the…

2012 Daniel M. Holland Award

For more information regarding Joel Slemrod’s receipt of the Daniel M. Holland Award at the 2012 National Tax Association Annual Meeting, pictures, and the student’s reflections on attending the NTA, please see the OTPR December 2012 newsletter.   Forty-nine OTPR-affiliated alumni, current students, and guests gathered to celebrate with Joel in Providence, Rhode Island, on November 15, 2012.