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Conference on Progressive Consumption Taxation

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $55,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2008–August 31, 2009
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

In spite of widespread criticism of the current tax system, there have been few comprehensive efforts to make the tax code simpler, fairer, and more conducive to economic growth. However, practical concerns, including the expanding reach of the Alternative Minimum Tax and shortfalls in several important entitlement programs, provide a strong impetus for considering reform efforts in the near-term. This grant will enable the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research to host a conference on progressive consumption taxation. The event will engage a bipartisan group of noted scholars and experts in a discussion of the merits and shortcomings of consumption taxation strategies, separately and in comparison to other recommended alternatives. Located in Washington, D.C., the grantee is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare.