American Taxation Association

2011 Midyear Meeting

March 4-5, 2011 in Washington, DC

The 23rd ATA Midyear Meeting includes the following

The 17th Annual Journal of the American Taxation Association Conference,
The Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference,
The New Faculty/Doctoral Student Research Session,
The ATA Research-In-Process Session,
and The 7th Annual ATA Doctoral Consortium (March 3)

2011 Midyear Meeting Chairperson: Sandra Callaghan

Online conference registration (Registration form in Word)
(online registration is available until March 2, 4:00pm Eastern)
Online hotel registration at DC Hilton (Hotel Information as PDF)

Midyear Meeting Program (finalized): Session papers and handouts
- 2011 JATA Conference Program
- Doctoral Consortium Program

ATA President-elect Tim Rupert has issued a call for volunteers for the 2011-12 term. Please use the online volunteer form to indicate your preferences and support the ATA. (Please note, the form is in two steps - be certain you've completed the entire form)







Handouts and research papers for meeting sessions

Friday, 8:15am to 9:45am
Plenary Panel: Tax Policy: A Look Back and Expectations for the Future
- Reforming Federal Taxes: Some Lessons From History
- "The US is Broke. Here's Why," USA Today, Jan. 27, 2010
- A New Fiscal Year's Resolution
- Doug Holtz-Eakin:
- Diane Lim Rogers:;
- Gene Steurele:
- Bill Gale:
- Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center:


Friday, 10:00am to 11:30am
Nina Olsen - US Taxpayer Advocate (session notes)

Friday, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Understanding the Rapidly Changing Business Landscape
- Mark Weinberger (session notes)

Friday, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
- Financial Statement Incentives and Benefits of Voluntary Real-Time Tax Audits
- Capital Gains Taxes and Liquidity
- Distilling the Reserve for Uncertain Tax Positions

Saturday, 8:00am to 10:00am
JATA Conference Session I
- Dual Class Ownership and Tax Avoidance
- Does a Firm's Business Strategy Influence its Level of Tax Avoidance?

Saturday, 10:30am to 12:30pm
JATA Conference Session II
- Network Ties Among Low-Tax Firms
- Is There Information Content in the Tax Footnote? (revised, 2/18)
JLTR Conference
- Judicial Deference to Regulations
- Tax Professionals' Perceptions
- Codification of the Economic Substance Doctrine
- Are Venture Capital Investments Inefficiently Organized?

Saturday, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
New Faculty/Doctoral Student Research
- Investor Valuation of Tax Avoidance Through UTPs
- The Effect of Hedge Fund Activism on Corp. Tax Avoidance
- Social Influences on Aggressive Accounting

Saturday, 3:45pm to 4:45pm
CPE: Legislative Update by Grant Thornton (slides)

Sunday, 8:00am to 10:00am
JCT's Role in the Legislative Process and International Tax Provisions: Kevin Levington (slides)

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