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Business Tax Reform: The Economic Effects of a "Border Adjustment" Tax

Thursday, February 2, 2017
2:00pm ET

Speakers:
Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation
Fred Treyz, President and CEO, Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI)

Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group; Co-Chair, NABE Policy Roundtable

Slides: Treyz (PDF)

The webinar will hear from two economic experts to consider the economic effects of proposals to alter business taxation in the US, with a particular focus on the proposal for a “border adjustment” tax.

 

Speaker Bios

Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation

Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D., is chief economist for the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association. He also serves as principal and chief economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, an economic, financial consulting and wealth management firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is an adjunct professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Kleinhenz is a past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and is a fellow of NABE. He is a contributing forecaster to the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, AP, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He also participates as a panelist for NABE's Economic Outlook, Business Conditions and Policy surveys. Kleinhenz serves as a board director to the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee.  He is a member of the Governor of Ohio's Council of Economic Advisors and the Northeast Ohio Council of Economic Policy Advisors. Kleinhenz received a M.A. & Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from John Carroll University.

Frederick Treyz, CEO, Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI)
 
Frederick R. Treyz is CEO of Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). Dr. Treyz holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University. He has over fifteen years of experience in applied urban and regional economics, including work in transportation, productivity, tax analysis, and economic impact analysis. Publications include articles on interregional trade, transportation analysis, and utility restructuring. As CEO of REMI, Dr. Treyz is responsible for all aspects of the nation's leading regional forecasting and policy analysis modeling firm, including maintaining the highest-quality consultation on the use of state and local macroeconomic models for energy, environmental, economic development, and other policies that affect the economy. During his time as CEO, Dr. Treyz has overseen the annual data update and delivery of over 100 economic models. He is also responsible for supervising all REMI consulting projects, including working directly with clients to ensure the most accurate result from the REMI model. Currently Dr. Treyz is leading the development of REMI's core economic models, TranSight and Policy Insight.

 


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Outlook for US Monetary Policy

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
2:00pm ET

Speakers:

Rich Clarida, Managing Director, Pimco
Robert Martin, Director and US Economist, Barclays Investment Bank

Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Handouts: Clarida.pdf | Martin.pdf

In recent months, there has been an intense focus in financial markets around the world on when the Federal Reserve will begin to  raise its policy interest rate after having maintained its federal funds rate target near zero since December 2008.   Expectations are building in financial markets that the first Fed rate increase could come soon as the next meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in December.  The Webinar will feature the views of prominent economists who will discuss the outlook for  US monetary policy in the months ahead.  They are Rich Clarida, managing director of Pimco, and Robert Martin, director and US economist at Barclays Investment Bank.  Ellen Zentner, managing director for Morgan Stanley, will serve as moderator.

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Richard Clarida is a managing director in the New York office and PIMCO's global strategic advisor. In this capacity he leads PIMCO's annual Secular Forum and is co-head of the quarterly Cyclical Forum process. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has worked extensively with and advised the firm's central bank and sovereign wealth fund clients. Prior to joining PIMCO, he gained extensive experience in Washington as assistant Treasury secretary, in academia as chairman of the economics department at Columbia University, and in the financial markets at Credit Suisse and Grossman Asset Management. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.  

 

Rob Martin is a Director and Senior US Economist at Barclays.  Based in New York, Mr. Martin is responsible for the firm’s outlook for the US economy, monetary policy, and in particular, the effects of international macroeconomic developments on the domestic economy.   Mr. Martin joined Barclays in May 2015 from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, where he was the Section Chief for global monetary and sovereign markets, in the Division of International Finance. In this role, he conducted research on topics broadly related to foreign exchange, sovereign bonds, and monetary policy – mapping global financial market movements into the macro outlook, as well as the influence of the macro outlook on global financial markets. Prior to his role as section chief, Mr. Martin was a senior economist in the advanced foreign economies group, where he was an expert on housing markets.  Mr. Martin spent one year as the senior economist for Domestic Macroeconomics, International Finance, and Development, at the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) at the White House. Mr. Martin also regularly taught economics at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from North Carolina State University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. 

 

Corporate Tax Inversions:  Options for Policymakers

Thursday, September 18, 2014
1:00pm-2:00pm ET 

Speakers:

Devon M. Bodoh, Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG
Eric Toder,
 Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Moderator:

Ellen Zentner, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Research

Slide Presentations:

Bodoh.pdf

Toder.pdf 

Corporate inversions have received a significant level of attention by policymakers.  What are the potential steps that President Obama and/or Congress could take to curb inversions in the short-term? How might the issue be resolved with tax reform in the longer-term? We've brought together two of the preeminent experts in the area of corporate inversions to answer these questions and provide their unique perspective.

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.

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Speaker Bios

Devon M. Bodoh is the co-leader of KPMG’s Washington National Tax International M&A Initiative and a principal in Washington National Tax. He is a core member of KPMG’s Complex Transaction Group. Mr. Bodoh advises clients on cross border mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, the use of net operating losses, foreign tax credits, deficits and other tax attributes, and consolidated return matters. Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Bodoh was a partner in the international law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (as well as a partner in its predecessor firm Dewey Ballantine LLP). 
Mr. Bodoh is a frequent speaker on subjects in his practice area for various groups, including the Tax Executives Institute, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute/American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, BNA/Center for International Tax Education, the International Tax Institute and the Law Education Institute. 
Mr. Bodoh is a former chairperson and vice-chairperson of the American Bar Association's Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations and is an officer of the American Bar Association's Corporate Tax Committee. Mr. Bodoh is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Bodoh is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the University of Detroit School of Law.


Eric Toder is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Dr. Toder’s recent work includes papers on designing a carbon tax, corporate tax reform, net benefits of payroll tax expenditures, who benefits from tax-exemption of municipal bond interest, ways of limiting tax expenditures, using a carbon tax to pay for corporate rate cuts, cutting tax preferences to pay for lower tax rates, tax expenditures and the size of government, tax policy and international competitiveness, value added taxes, the home mortgage interest deduction, trends in tax expenditures, the distributional effects of tax expenditures, charitable tax incentives, taxation of saving, the tax gap, and effects on retirement income of changes in pension coverage and stock prices. Dr. Toder previously held a number of positions in tax policy offices in the U.S. government and overseas, including service as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, Director of Research at the Internal Revenue Service, Deputy Assistant Director for Tax Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office, and consultant to the New Zealand Treasury. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester in 1971.