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Texas-Waterloo Tax Research Conference

Fourth Biennial Taxation Research Symposium

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

The Department of Accounting continues its series of research conferences this September with the 2020 Texas Waterloo Tax Research Conference. All events will be held virtually via Zoom.

Please note: This conference is by invitation only.



The University of Texas at Austin and the Waterloo Centre for Taxation in a Global Economy

September 18, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone)

The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Waterloo are holding their fourth joint symposium on research in taxation. Building on the success of the previous conferences, we look forward to providing a forum for stimulating discussion of emerging research topics.

Due to the COVID-19 health concerns and travel restrictions, we will no longer be hosting this conference in person. You are invited to join us virtually on Friday, September 18, 2020.




10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Sign into conference on ZOOM—Invitation link will be sent to those registered

11:00 – 11:05 a.m. Welcome

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. D. Ferguson, Gaming the IRS’s Third-Party Reporting System: Evidence from Pari-mutuel Wagering - Read Article
Discussant: Eric Allen, University of California – Riverside

11:55 – 12:05 p.m. Break with Breakout Discussions

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. Z.D. Fox, M. Jacob, J.H. Wilde and R.J. Wilson, Beyond Borders: Supergovernment Monitoring and Tax Enforcement - Read Article
Discussant: Saskia Kohlhase, Erasmus University

12:55 – 1:05 p.m. Break with Breakout Discussions

1:05 – 1:55 p.m. M.M. Frank, J.L. Hoopes, and R. Lester, What Determines Where Opportunity Knocks? Political Affiliation in the Selection and Early Effects of Opportunity Zones - Read Article
Discussant: Brian Richter, University of Texas at Austin

1:55 – 2:00 p.m. Concluding Comments


Please sign up on the Eventbrite page. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered a few days ahead of the conference.