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2010 Revenue Estimating Conference

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2010 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference


Monday, September 20, 2010
General Session

General Macro Economic Outlook
Sara Johnson, IHS Global Insight

Regional Economic Outlook
Marisa Di Natale , Moody's

Pew's States Revenue Estimation Project
Kil Huh, Pew Center on the States

Estimating State Retail Sales
Keith Phillips, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank and
Alan Clayton-Matthews, Northeastern University

    A World of Trouble: Corporate Taxes and the Growing Fiscal Crisis
    Martin Sullivan, Tax Analysts
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session I

Sectorial Outlook - moderator, Michael Allen
-Retail Outlook, Michael Niemira, ICSC
-Automobile Outlook, Deb Menk, Center for Automotive Research
-Housing Outlook, Joe Elling, Weyerhaeuser

Session II

State and Local Taxes on Business: Time for Major Changes? - moderator, Elliot Dubin

Who Really Bears the Burden of a State Business Tax Increase
  State Tax Notes Article (January 11, 2010)
 Robert Cline, Ernst & Young

State Value Added Tax: Governors 21st Century Tax Reform Commission
Laura Kalambkidis, University of Minnesota

Benefits Principles of Business Taxation
 Rick Mattoon, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Discussants, Elliot Dubin and Paul Wilson

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
General Session

Joint FTA/NTA Session -Flight of the Wealthy (Impact of high marginal tax rates) and Exploring the Revenue Recovery Path*
Moderator - Fitzroy Lee

State PIT and Individual Mobility
  Donald Bruce, University of Tennessee

State Income Tax Preferences for Seniors Magnify the Revenue Impact of Aging?
 Paul Wilson, Minnesota Dept. of Revenue

Tax Revenue Synchronization with the Business Cycle: When Will State Tax Revenues Recover from the Great Recession?
 Ray Nelson, Brigham Young University

Revenue Performance Over the Business Cycle: Wrap Up and Comments on Future Outlook
 Rick Mattoon, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Discussant, Karen Schlain

*Session Organized by Ranjana Madhusudhan, New Jersey Dept. of Treasury

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session I

Sales Tax Forecasting: What is Happening with Sales Taxes - Moderator, Michael Allen

Panel: Matthew Murray, University of Tennessee
          Fiona Sigalla, Colorado Legislative Council
          Romina Soria, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue

Session II

Tax Reform Commissions - moderator, Sara Teachout

Panel: Michael Costa, Vermont Tax Structure Commission
          Barry Boardman, North Carolina General Assembly
          Paul Dion, Rhode Island Dept. of Revenue


Wednesday, September 22, 2010
General Session

Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of State Tax Systems
Matthew Gardner, Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy

Update on Census Revenue Surveys
Christopher Pece, U.S. Bureau of the Census