Ebonya Washington '95, Yale University - The Politics of Tax Evasion

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ebonya Washington '95, Yale University - The Politics of Tax Evasion

The IRS has been accused of targeting the tax returns of ideological nonprofits -- particularly those who criticize the current administration -- for extra scrutiny. While many decry the practice as purely partisan, Washington will provide suggestive evidence of a more substantive justification for this practice. She will demonstrate a link between county residents' government disapproval and their level of tax evasion.

Ebonya Washington '95 is Professor of Economics at Yale University. She received a BA in public po