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Book launch on Monday will feature journalist Jeffrey Simpson

Book launch on Monday will feature journalist Jeffrey Simpson

Over the last 40 years, tax expenditure analysis has reshaped the way policy makers and practitioners around the world think about the design of tax systems.

On Monday, Oct. 17, Jeffrey Simpson (right), The Globe and Mail's award-winning national affairs columnist, will be the keynote speaker at the official launch of Tax Expenditures: State of the Art, a new book edited by Osgoode Professors Lisa Philipps, Neil Brooks and Jinyan Li. He will introduce the book, which presents recent research on tax expenditures and their role in the fiscal and public policy systems of the 34 countries that make up the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Within the pages of Tax Expenditures: State of the Art, contributors from the Canada, United States, Australia and England offer new data and interdisciplinary perspectives on the definition, distributional effects and politics of tax expenditures, and the use of tax expenditures to advance policy agendas relating to the environment, housing, health and fitness, and retirement savings.

The event, which is free and open to the University community, will take place from 12:30 to 2pm in 1002 Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building. A light lunch will be served. To help with planning, organizers request that you RSVP by e-mail to Inbal Marcovitch, research coordinator, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.