{CANCELED} Using the Income Tax to Reverse Middle Class Wage Stagnation


Len Burman will speak on reforming the income tax to guarantee that all workers benefit from economic growth, not just those at the top. He is the Paul Volcker Professor at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. He co-founded the Tax Policy Center in 2002. Burman was previously the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the Treasury under President Clinton and Senior Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He is past-president of the National Tax Association (NTA) and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the coauthor of Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know and author or editor of several other books. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Sponsored by the economics department. A reception will follow the talk. Free and open to the public.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30pm

Vollum College Center, Vollum lounge
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff

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