Past event: Prof Alan Auerbach public lecture

2013 Robin Oliver Scholarship Visiting Lecturer in Tax Policy

Prof Alan Auerbach, Professor of Economics and Law at the University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT2)
Lambton Quay, Victoria University, Wellington6pm – 7pm

International Tax Reviews and New Zealand's Tax Working Group:
What can we learn?

Alan Auerbach
Chaired by Prof Bob Buckle, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Victoria Business School

This lecture examined the implications for tax policy in New Zealand in the light of the UK Mirrlees Review, the Australian Henry Review and New Zealand's Tax Working Group.

Alan J. Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and former Chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously taught at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as Economics Department Chair.

Professor Auerbach was Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in 1992 and has been a consultant to several government agencies and institutions in the United States and abroad. A former Vice President of the American Economic Association, he was Editor of that association’s Journal of Economic Perspectives and is the founding Editor of its American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Professor Auerbach is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and currently Vice President of the National Tax Association, from which he received the Daniel M. Holland Medal in 2011.

Slides are now available.

Lecture recording is now available on YouTube in four parts.

Part 1 of 4 (approx 15 mins):

Part 2 of 4 (approx 15 mins):

Part 3 of 4 (approx 15 mins):

Part 4 of 4 (approx 5 mins):

Prof Auerbach photo
Prof Alan Auerbach (University of Californi, Berkeley)
Prof Auerbach group photo
(L to R): Prof Auerbach, Matt Benge (IRD), Prof Bob Buckle (VUW), Prof Norman Gemmell (VUW) and Prof John Creedy (VUW & Treasury)
Robin Oliver group photo
(L to R): Steve Mack (Treasury), Dr David White (VUW) and Robin Oliver (OliverShaw)
Group in foyer at Prof Auerbach lecture
Networking prior to Prof Auerbach's public lecture