We take a turn towards public policy and communicating research in this week’s episode of the podcast. My guest is my Urban Institute colleague Len Burman, an Institute Fellow and the Paul Volcker Professor and a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He co-founded the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, in 2002. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the Treasury from 1998 to 2000 and Senior Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 1988 to 1997. He is past-president of the National Tax Association.

A couple of announcements as well:

  • Check out the Urban Institute’s new podcast, Critical Value, which will explore issues of significance for research, policy, and people. Each episode will feature an Urban expert discussing the best available data and evidence on topics that matter.
  • I’m hosting a one-day data visualization and Excel workshop in Washington, DC on Tuesday, February 13. Tickets are now available, and as a listener of this podcast, you can receive 10% off your registration fee by using the code “podcast”.

Episode Notes

Tax Policy Calculators | Marriage Penalty Calculator | Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Calculator

Len on Twitter

Tax Policy Center on Twitter

Len’s books | Taxes in America: What Everyone Needs to Know | The Labyrinth of Capital Gains Tax Policy: A Guide for the Perplexed