Tulane economists host panel on governor’s call to eliminate state income tax

April 16, 2013

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-865-5210

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Tulane University is hosting a free public roundtable discussion to address Gov. Bobby Jindal’s call to legislators to eliminate the personal income tax and corporate income and franchise taxes.  Tulane economics professors will provide an overview of what eliminating the income tax means for residents, highlighting the key issues and controversies. 

These scholars will highlight state tax structures generally and economic competitiveness as well as the consequences of shifting tax bases on inequality and income distribution.


James Alm, professor and chair of economics
Murphy Institute Director Steven Sheffrin, economics professor
Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone professor of Latin American economics


Noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18


Rogers Memorial Chapel on Tulane’s Uptown campus


Gov. Jindal has dropped his original tax plan to replace income tax revenue by raising the sales tax rate, extending the sales tax to services and increasing the tax on cigarettes, but his top priority is still to “overhaul the tax code and eliminate income taxes.” Professors will discuss implications of changing the tax code and answer questions from the public.


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000