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Dynamic Scoring the Presidential Candidates’ Tax Proposals

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As we near the 2016 elections, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have proposed changes to the US federal tax system. The Penn Wharton Budget Model and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center have collaborated to analyze how the proposed changes of each candidate would affect the economy and the federal budget, using a new dynamic economic model that employs big data, cloud computing and visualization. Two experts will discuss each proposal and the sensitivity of estimates to the key assumptions. 


  • Kent Smetters, Boettner professor, Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Ben Page, senior fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center 

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Earlier Event: September 16
Dynamic Scoring of Tax Proposals
Later Event: April 18