Historical Perspectives Tax Law and Policy

Historical Perspectives on Tax Law and Policy


Monday, July 16, 2007
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
UCLA School of Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095

There is limited seating for this event. Please e-mail tax@law.ucla.edu if you are interested in attending.

The 2007 Tax History Conference Schedule
July 16 – 17, 2007
UCLA School of Law

Sponsored by the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Center for Economic History

Sunday, July 15

5:00 pm : Wine and Cheese Reception – Fourth Floor Tower, UCLA Law Library

Dinner on your own

Monday, July 16

8:15 am - 9:00 am : Check-In and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am : Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:15 am - 10:45 am : Session I

Adam Chodorow, Arizona State (Law)
Biblical Tax Systems and the Argument for Progressive Taxation
Comments: Dennis Ventry

Charlotte Crane, Northwestern (Law)
Some Possible Images of Federalism: The 1798 Stamp Tax
Comments: Sheldon Pollack
10:45am - 11:00 am : Break
11:00am - 12:30 pm : Session II

Elliot Brownlee, UC-Santa Barbara (History)
The Shoup Mission to Japan: Two Political Economies Intersect
Comments: Kathryn James

Ilan Ben-Shalom, Northwestern (Law)
The Quest to Tax Interest Income in a Global Economy: Stages in the Development of International Income Taxation
Comments: Jeff Timmons
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm : Lunch
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm : Session III

Onno Ydema, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Law)
Discussions on Graduated Taxation in the Batavian Republic
Comments: Ilan Ben-Shalom

Henk Vording, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Law)
Radical tax reform in the Netherlands: a failed attempt (1936-1939)
Comments: Se Yan
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm : Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm : Session IV

Stephanie Hunter McMahon, NYU (Golieb Fellow in Legal History)
“To Save State Residents: States’ Use of the Federal System of Government for Tax Reduction”
Comments: Ajay Mehrotra

Joseph J. Thorndike, Virginia (History)
“The Unfair Advantage of the Few”: The New Deal Origins of Soak the Rich Taxation
Comments: Adam Chodorow
6:30 pm : Dinner - Faculty Center

Tuesday, July 17

8:15 am - 9:00 am : Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am : Session V

Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana (Law and History)
From Labor to Capital: The Forgotten History of the Tax Preference for “Earned” Income
Comments: Onno Ydema

Dennis Ventry, American (Law)
"Taxing Men, Taxing Women: The Origin of Income Splitting and Its Effect on the Modern American Family”
Comments: Stephanie Hunter McMahon
10:30 am - 10:45 am : Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm : Session VI

Kathryn James, Monash, Australia (Law)
We of the ‘never ever’: The history of the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax in Australia
Comments: Henk Vording

Se Yan, UCLA (Economics)
Tax Reform, Population Explosion and Industrialization Divergence between China and Europe
Comments: Elliot Brownlee
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm : Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm : Session VII

Jeff Timmons, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Political Science)
Taxation and Representation in recent history
Comments: Charlotte Crane

Sheldon D. Pollack, Delaware (Business Law and Political Science)
Revenue Matters: Financing the Development of the American State
Comments: Joseph Thorndike
3:00 pm : Reception and farewell
For more information please contact

Steven Bank
Tel: (310) 794-7601

Sponsor(s): Center for Economic History, UCLA Law

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