Tax Reform in the United States: Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns

November 12, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The 2017 United States tax reform reduced corporate tax rates and contained many other provisions affecting corporate and other business taxes. Professor Zwick will discuss the motivations for these changes, along with their likely effects and the preliminary evidence.


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The Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum is part of the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) and is generously sponsored by Myron Scholes.


 Disclaimer: Students should never miss class to attend optional programming.  The Deans’ Office will not support requests for absences due to participation on a trek, event, conference, or trip as excused.


Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 621
Chicago, IL 60611


Peggy Eppink


Speaker Profile

Eric Zwick is an Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and NBER.


Professor Zwick studies the interaction between public policy and corporate behavior, with a focus on fiscal stimulus, taxation, and housing policy. His research draws insights from finance and behavioral economics while using a variety of methods: new data, natural experiments, theory, and anecdotal exploration. He is particularly interested in the problems that small and medium-sized private firms and new ventures face, from the perspective of owners, investors, managers, and workers. A secondary area of interest concerns the role of bounded rationality and imperfect information in the design of policies that promote behavior change. This work focuses on determinants of habit formation in health and workforce productivity settings.

He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in business economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics and mathematics with high honors from Swarthmore College. Prior to grad school, he worked as a research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a web and software developer for several start-ups and non-profits. In college, he captained the golf team and played lead guitar in a very mediocre rock band called Paul and the Bond Squad. After college, he played in a better band called The Horse Latitudes.

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