Mobility and Tax Policy
 
WEDNESDAY
October 1

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Cumberland House Hotel
     

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception Cumberland House Hotel
Hospitality Suite,
Mezzanine Level
 
THURSDAY
October 2

Beginning at 7:45 a.m.* Shuttle pick-up Cumberland House Hotel
     
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Glocker Building, Room 202
     
8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
William F. Fox, University of Tennessee
Glocker Building, Room 202
     
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentations Glocker Building, Room 202
  Moderator:  William F. Fox, University of Tennessee
 
 
  Location, (Real) Location, (Tax) Location: An Essay on Mobility’s Place in Optimal Taxation, Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan
Discussant:  Tom Kniesner, Syracuse University
 
 
  Capital Mobility and Capital Tax Competition, George Zodrow, Rice University
Discussant:   Charles McLure, Hoover Institution
 
     
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break  
     
10:45 a.m. – 12 noon Presentations Glocker Building, Room 202
  Moderator:  LeAnn Luna, University of Tennessee
 
 
  State Corporation Income Taxation: An Economic Perspective on Nexus, David Wildasin, University of Kentucky
Discussant:  John Wilson, Michigan State University
 
 
  State Tax Nexus Issues in a Mobile Economy: The Evolving Legal Landscape, John Swain, University of Arizona
Discussant:  Kirk Stark, UCLA
 
     
12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Glocker Building, Room 202
  Speaker:  Matthew H. Kisber, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
Introduction:  Robert Bohm, University of Tennessee
 
     
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Presentations Glocker Building, Room 202
  Moderator:  Matthew N. Murray, University of Tennessee
 
 
  Mobility and Fiscal Imbalance, Robin Boadway, Queen’s University and Jean-François Tremblay, University of Ottawa
Discussant:  Bill Hoyt, University of Kentucky
 
 
  Can Lower Tax Rates Be Bought?  Business Rent-Seeking and Tax Competition Among U.S. States, Robert Chirinko, University of Illinois, Chicago and Dan Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Discussant:  Tim Bartik, Upjohn Institute
 
 
  Base Mobility and State Personal Income Taxes, Donald Bruce, William F. Fox, and Zhou Yang, University of Tennessee
Discussant:  David Sjoquist, Georgia State University
 
     
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break  
     
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presentations Glocker Building, Room 202
  Moderator:  Therese McGuire, Northwestern University
 
 
  Inconsistent Transfer Prices and the Location of Mobile Capital, Richard Sansing, Dartmouth and Anja De Waegenaere, Tilburg University
Discussant:  Shelley Rhoades-Catanach, Villanova University
 
 
  Effects of State Tax Structure on Business Organizational Form, LeAnn Luna and Matthew N. Murray, University of Tennessee
Discussant:  Jon Rork, Georgia State University
 
     
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.* Shuttle pick-up Glocker Building
     
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception The Sunsphere
     
6:45 p.m. Dinner (Invitation Only) The Sunsphere
 
FRIDAY
October 3

Beginning at 7:20 a.m.* Shuttle pick-up Cumberland House Hotel
     
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Glocker Building, Room 202
     
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Presentations Glocker Building, Room 202
  Moderator:  Donald J. Bruce, University of Tennessee
 
 
  Barriers to Mobility:  The Lockout Effect of U.S. Taxation of Worldwide Corporate Profits, John Graham, Duke University, Michelle Hanlon, University of Michigan, and Terry Shevlin, University of Washington
Discussant:  Raquel Alexander, University of Kansas
 
 
  Formula Apportionment:  Is It Better than the Current System and are there Better Alternatives?, Rosanne Altshuler, Rutgers University and Harry Grubert, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Discussant:  Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Connecticut
 
     
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break  
     
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Presentations Glocker Building, Room 202
  Moderator:  Daniel Murphy, University of Tennessee
 
 
  Mobility, Competition and the Distributional Effects of Tax Evasion, James Alm and Edward Sennoga, Georgia State University
Discussant:  Brian Erard, B. Erard and Associates
 
 
  Did the Single Market Cause Competition in Excise Taxes?  Evidence from EU Countries, Benjamin Lockwood, University of Warwick and Giuseppe Migali, Lancaster University
Discussant:  Stanley Winer, Carleton University
 
     
11:45 a.m. Box Lunch  
 

*We will have a shuttle service available in case of inclement weather or for those choosing not to walk.  The shuttle will begin at 7:45 a.m. in front of the Cumberland House Hotel and will continue at intervals of about 20 minutes until 9:00 a.m.  The process will be reversed at the conclusion of the day beginning at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Glocker Business Administration Building.  The Cumberland House Hotel is approximately a 12-minute walk from the Glocker  Building.  Maps and walking directions are included in the Local Info section of your conference notebook.

     
Questions?  Contact Laura Graham at 865-696-7722 (cell) or logle2@utk.edu.