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US tax reform is not easy, requiring both the President and Congress to agree on a package. There is a deep interest in business tax reform but how to move ahead will be challenging. Professor Jack Mintz of the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary will provide a review of potential policy options and their implications for trading partners (Canada being most exposed to US tax reform).
Dr Mintz is currently the President’s Fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy focusing on tax, urban and financial market regulatory policy programs. From 2006 to 2015, Dr Mintz served as the Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy for the University of Calgary, commencing his Chair position on January 1, 2008. He has also been a Professor of Business Economics at the Joseph L Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, As well as a Professor for the Department of Economics at Queen’s University, Kingston, 1978-89, and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, 1993 – 1995. In addition to these scholastic duties he was also a Visiting Professor, at New York University Law School, 2007; and is a research fellow of CESifo, Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Business Taxation Institute, Oxford University.
Dr Mintz became a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 as well as receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community. Dr Mintz has researched and published broadly in the areas of taxation laws and policy, financial structures, economic impacts of policy changes, business and corporate taxation and policy, governmental economics, and economic policy. His current research is focused on tax, financial regulatory and urban policy programs.