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Tuesday Sep. 23, 2014

Half Century Trojans Reunion Luncheon

USC Town and Gown

Thursday Oct. 9, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court: A Preview

USC Town and Gown

Saturday Oct. 18, 2014

USC Gould Alumni Association Tailgate

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Saturday Oct. 25, 2014

Institute on Entertainment Law and Business

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Studying Income Inequality

United States Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., chair of the Senate Finance Committee, headlined a daylong conference at USC Gould, “Income Inequality: Is Tax Policy the Cause, the Cure or Irrelevant?”

Co-sponsored by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and USC Gould, panels at the conference included Measuring Inequality, How the Tax System Creates Inequality, Tax Policy or Fiscal Policy, and The Income Tax as an Anti-Poverty Tool.

Wyden, a leading voice on tax, health care, international trade and electronic privacy, holds what is considered one of the most powerful chairs in Congress. He was joined by leading experts to assess issues in measuring income inequality and analyze how tax policy both fosters and mitigates inequality.

Other conference speakers included Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley, economics professor and director of the Center for Equitable Growth; Scott Winship, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Miles Corak, University of Ottowa economics professor; and Leonard Burman, director of the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center.

“We were honored to bring together such an extraordinary group of thinkers,” says USC Gould Prof. Edward Kleinbard, the former chief of staff of the U.S. Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation and conference organizer. “We tackled some of the key issues in tax policy that will be extremely important in the next year.”