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Economist to discuss tax policy with Obama, McCain advisers

Economist Joel Slemrod of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business will take part in a "Tax Policy at the Crossroads" panel discussion Sept. 4 during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Slemrod, the Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Ross School and director of its Office of Tax Policy Research, will be joined on the panel by:

• Austan Goolsbee, senior policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago;

• Douglas Holtz-Eakin, senior adviser to Sen. John McCain and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office;

• Leonard Burman, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; and

• Howard Gleckman, senior research associate at the Urban Institute.

The panel will take place at 12:15 p.m. at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. It is part of the institute's "America's Future: Conversations about Politics and Policy during the 2008 Republican National Convention," which is co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

A link to a live Internet broadcast of the panel discussion can be found at on the day of the event.

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