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2014 Taxation in a Global Economy Research Symposium

September 25th and 26th

This year's conference is hosted by both the Department of Accounting of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas and the Waterloo Centre for Taxation at the University of Waterloo.

Sponsored by:

  • KPMG Endowed Excellence Fund
  • The C. Aubrey Smith Foundation

All events will be held at The University of Texas’ AT&T Executive Education Conference Center located at 1900 University Avenue in Austin, Texas.

Please note: This conference is by invitation only.

thursday, September 25TH 2014 
Time Event Discussant Room
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Bird/Edwards/Shevlin
Does Earnings Lockout make U.S. Multinationals Attractive to Foreign Acquirers?
William Hornberger
Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
Classroom 106
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Sikes/Verrecchia
Externalities of Corporate Tax Avoidance
George Plesko
University of Connecticut
Classroom 106
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception
Interior Courtyard
7:00 p.m. Dinner Tejas Dining Room

Friday, September 26TH 2014
Time Event Discussant  Room
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Wagener/Watrin
Do Multinational Firms Use Complex Group Structures to Facilitate Income Shifting and Repatriation?
Linda Krull
University of Oregon
Classroom 106
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Getting Serious About Cross-Border Earnings Stripping: Establishing an Analytical Framework
Bryan Cloyd
Virginia Tech
Classroom 106
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. De Simone/Klassen/Seidman
Unprofitable Affiliates and Income Shifting Behavior
Michelle Hanlon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Classroom 106
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch with keynote address by KPMG's Manal Corwin

Conference Room 301
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Dyreng/Hoopes/Wilde
Public Pressure and Corporate Tax Behavior
Edmund Outslay
Michigan State University
Classroom 106