Property Taxes and Consumption Smoothing

4/19
Add to Calendar 2018-04-19 12:15:00 2018-04-19 13:15:00 Property Taxes and Consumption Smoothing

While no tax is likely to be widely celebrated, prior research suggests that property taxes are one of the more unpopular forms of taxation. A taxpayer’s experience with property taxes may vary depending on the form of payment. For households who escrow their property taxes, a constant monthly payment is made over the course of each year, and thus households are able to smooth their tax payments. For households who do not escrow their taxes, property taxes must be paid in a lump-sum manner each year. For the latter group, if households do not plan in advance, paying the tax bill may require costly adjustment of other consumption. In this study, we aim to compare spending patterns of households across the two groups to explore the relationship between large, predictable tax bills and other household spending and consumption patterns.

Presented by Damon Jones, Associate Professor at the Harris School for Public Policy.

The Harris School is located one block east of the law school on 60th Street.

Lunch will be provided.

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Harris School of Public Policy 1155 E. 60th Street, Room 298B Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Participating faculty: Lee Fennell Jeff Leslie

Conference Celebrating the Work of Richard A. Epstein

4/20
Add to Calendar 2018-04-20 08:00:00 2018-04-21 13:00:00 Conference Celebrating the Work of Richard A. Epstein

The University of Chicago Law School and New York University School of Law will co-sponsor a conference in honor of the fifty-year academic career and scholarship of Richard A. Epstein.  

Location

The conference will be held at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th Street.

Hotel Reservations

To take advantage of the University discount at the Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, please make your reservations online. The hotel is located at 5225 S. Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL.  We recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.

Liber Amicorum

Whether you are able to attend this conference in honor of Professor Richard A. Epstein or not, we invite you to participate by sharing a few words about Professor Epstein, his career, and/or his scholarship. We will be collecting your words and printing a booklet – a liber amicorum – collecting your sentiments.  The deadline to submit and be included in the booklet is February 8, 2018. 

 

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Room V
Participating faculty: Richard A. Epstein