PPE Seminar, Oct 4, Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law “Market Power and Income Taxation”

Friday, October 4, 2019

1:45am - 3:00pm

Political Theory Project

8 Fones Alley


The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Research Seminar at Brown University is a workshop designed to appeal to researchers across disciplines. The PPE Seminar is sponsored by the Political Theory Project, whose mission is to foster the study of those institutions which contribute to societies that are free, prosperous, and fair.

Louis Kaplow is Finn M.W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Associate Director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in economics and a J.D. from Harvard University. He has published widely in the fields of taxation and public economics, antitrust, law and economics, and welfare economics and moral philosophy. He serves on editorial boards of numerous journals and has been an economic and legal consultant to government entities and private parties. You can find a link to his PPE Seminar paper here.

If you would like to schedule an in person meeting with Professor Kaplow he will be available from 11-12 and 3-5 (Econ Department), please sign up here. The PTP will also host an informal lunch from 12-1:30, please RSVP to [email protected].

The focus of the PPE Seminar is to advance research on topics associated with our programs, including informal order and state building; economic, legal and political development; crime and incarceration; and intellectual history. We aim to be a place in the Brown community where scholars can engage with leading research that overlaps in disciplinary appeal and importance.