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Over at the Tax Policy Center: The View from The Roasterie LXXXII: January 24, 2014

Tax Policy Center: 50 Years in LBJs War on Poverty:

8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM - Introduction by Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute

9:10 AM -10:40 AM – The Tax Code as a Safety Net

  • Rebecca Blank, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin and former Acting Secretary of Commerce
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office
  • Chris Howard, Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy, College of William & Mary
  • Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • David Wessel, Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution (moderator)

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM – Reducing Poverty through Work Incentives and Community Development

  • Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, NYU ; Co-Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
  • Michael Rich, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Emory University
  • Brett Theodos, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Nancy Pindus, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Howard Gleckman, Resident Fellow and TaxVox editor, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute (moderator)

12:00-1:30 PM – Lunch Speaker - Jason Furman, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Presentations: Rebecca Blank, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Michael Rich, Brett Theodos