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Economics Workshop with Dr. Todd Nesbit
Start Date: 3/8/2018Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 3/8/2018End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
"Challenges of Taxation Designed For Your Own Good"
Proponents of sin taxes often claim that such taxes will fund projects that promote the public well-being and help curb unhealthy and undesirable behavior. Yet sin taxes often represent inefficient public policy and may lead to a host of ill effects and unintended consequences that not only fail to improve public well-being but also disproportionately hurt the poor. In this talk, Dr. Nesbit explores the failures of sin taxation to fulfill the
promises of their proponents and discusses potential solutions to improving the tax code as it relates to excise taxation.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Rui Liu
Phone: 408-924-5423
Additional Information
Economics Workshops offer an opportunity for SJSU students, faculty and invited guests to enjoy academic research presentations by scholars from around the world in their areas of expertise. Following most workshop events, the Barstool Economists group meets at a local eatery, where conversations with the speaker may be continued in a less formal environment.
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