Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Cocktails and Conversation: Roundtable Discussion with Austan Goolsbee and Edward Lazear

October 30, 2017

6:00pm 8:00pm

Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

Please join us for Cocktails & Conversation

Featuring A Roundtable Discussion with Former Council of Economic Advisers Chairmen Austan Goolsbee and Edward Lazear

“Can Tax Reform Deliver Broad-Based Economic Growth?”

Tax reform has taken center stage in Washington, DC, with policymakers on both sides of the aisle wrestling with a range of priorities, from individual income tax rates to corporate taxes; tax expenditures directed at home ownership, state and local deductions, and charitable giving; the estate tax; and more. If tax reform is, indeed, a once in a lifetime opportunity, is it possible to simplify the tax code, boost the middle class, and spur business innovation in one core package? And is there opportunity for a tax reform effort that receives bi-partisan support?

On Monday, October 30th, the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI), in partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago’s Public Affairs Committee, will host an evening cocktails and conversation discussion to explore these issues. Focusing on the opportunities for a tax reform effort to promote broad-based economic growth, former Council of Economic Advisers Chairmen Austan Goolsbee (President Obama) and Edward Lazear (President George W. Bush), both experts on tax policy, will share their views on the politics and policies influencing tax reform. Following the roundtable discussion, Goolsbee and Lazear will take audience questions. Note: dress code for the event is business casual.

This is a BFI event in partnership with the Union League Club of Chicago's Public Affairs Committee.

Business casual attire required.

October 30, 2017 - 6:00pm 8:00pm