Day OneFriday, July 13, 2018
Seigle Hall, Room 109

9:00 – 10:10amTBA
Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University)
Discussant: Yena Park (University of Rochester)

10:10 – 11:20amTaxation with Endogenous Types” (Paper 1) (Paper 2)
Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University)
Discussant: Pierre Boyer (CREST, Ecole Polytechnique)

11:20 – 11:40am Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:50pmOptimal Prudential Taxation
Catarina Reis (Catolica Lisbon)
(with D. Belchior)
Discussant: Sebastian Dyrda (University of Toronto)

12:50 – 2:00pm Lunch, in Seigle Hall, Rooms 103 and 104

2:00 – 3:10pmOptimal Taxation with Optimal Tax Complexity: The Case of Estate Taxation
John D. Wilson (Michigan State University)
(with P. Menchik)
Discussant: Benjamin Lockwood (University of Pennsylvania)

3:10 – 3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:40pm “On the Optimality of Simple, Incrementally Reformed Fiscal Policies”
Maxim Troshkin (Cornell University)
Discussant: Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University)

5:00 – ??:??pm Conference Dinner, Seigle Hall, 3rd floor Spillway, and Rooms 305/306

Day TwoSaturday, July 14, 2018

Seigle Hall, Room 109

9:00 – 10:10amTBA
Christopher Sleet (Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business)
Discussant: Marek Kapicka (CERGE-EI)

10:10 – 11:20amTaxes and Turnout
Nicolas Werquin (Toulouse School of Economics)
(with F. Bierbrauer and A. Tsyvinski)
Discussant: Alexey Kushnir (Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business)

11:20 – 11:40am Coffee Break

11:40 – 12:50pmMajority Rule and Selfishly Optimal Nonlinear Income Tax Schedules with Discrete Skill Levels
John Weymark (Vanderbilt University)
(with C. Brett)
Discussant: Nicolas Werquin (Toulouse School of Economics)

12:50 – 2:00pm Lunch, in Seigle Hall, Rooms 103 and 104

2:00 – 3:30pmPolitically Feasible Reforms of Non-Linear Tax Systems
Pierre Boyer (CREST, Ecole Polytechnique)
(with F. Bierbrauer)
Discussant: TBA

3:10 – 3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:40pmThe Politics of Flat Taxes
Eric Young (University of Virginia)
(with D. Carroll and J. Dolmas)
Discussant: John Weymark (Vanderbilt University)