Diversity & Inclusion Reading Group with Jacob Goldin

April 8, 2024
12:15 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Laird Bell Law Quadrangle - Room A
1111 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Limited seating is available for this event. Lunch will be available for registered participants. 

For special accommodations or needs, please contact the Office of Events at lawevents@law.uchicago.edu. 

Featuring Prof. Jacob Goldin

For most taxpayers, few things are as terrifying as an Internal Revenue Service audit, and it would seem that an algorithm would be the solution to ensuring that the right people are audited. However, Professor Jacob Goldin and his fellow researchers found that, despite using such an algorithm, there was a significant disparity in audit rates along racial lines. For the Spring Quarter Diversity and Inclusion Reading Group, please join us for a discussion with Professor Goldin about this study and the ramifications of these findings.

In preparation for the session, please read the following short articles:

  • Nina E. Olson, “Racial Disparities in IRS Audits,” Tax Notes, January 31, 2023 [URL]
  • Jacob Bogage, “IRS audits Black taxpayers more often than other groups, agency confirms,” The Washington Post, May 16, 2023 [URL]

This program is sponsored by the D'Angelo Law Library.