CFP: It’s a Man’s World: Revealing and Addressing Hidden Gender Bias in Tax Law and Policy

American Tax Policy Institute Research Roundtable and Symposium

It’s a Man’s World: Revealing and Addressing Hidden Gender Bias in Tax Law and Policy

Expressions of interest due March 31, 2024

Program October 17-18, 2024, Washington DC

The American Tax Policy Institute is pleased to issue this Announcement and Call for Contributions to an event on October 17 and 18, 2024, in Washington, DC, that will explore the intersections between and among gender, taxation, and public policy. Conference co-sponsors include Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom LLP, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Center at New York University School of Law, the Tax Law Center at New York University School of Law, the Pittsburgh Tax Review, the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and several other organizations (list in formation). The goal of the event is to shine a spotlight on gender issues in taxation and to bring consideration of gender impacts into mainstream discussions surrounding the enactment and administration of tax law and policy. The intended scope of the Conference is broad, focusing not only on gender issues in U.S. tax law but also on gender issues in the tax laws of other countries. It will consider all taxes, including income, consumption, transfer, wealth-related, or other national-level taxes, as well as subnational taxes.

The Conference will take place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2024, and 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2024, at the Washington, D.C. offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. The Thursday program will be a roundtable featuring research papers principally from graduate students, junior scholars, other professionals, and those new to work at the intersections of gender, taxation, and policy. This research roundtable will follow the format typical of academic conferences, providing ample time for conversation among participants.

The second day of the Conference will be a policy-oriented program of panel discussions bringing together academics, practicing attorneys, economists, accountants, policymakers, legislators, and others to consider issues related to gender and taxation and to consider strategies for incorporating gender-related concerns into tax policy.

We are now seeking participants interested in presenting a paper during the research roundtable and/or the policy program or serving as a formal discussant for one or more papers presented at the Conference. Participants can be academics, economists, practitioners, government officials, policy researchers, accountants, graduate students, or others with an interest and expertise in tax law and its administration. Contributors from the United States as well as other countries are welcome. 

There likely will be more availability to present at the research roundtable.Presentations at the research roundtable should be works in progress, not published (or committed to publication) prior to the event. Contributions to the policy program may be works in progress or published (or committed to publication) prior to the event. Examples of possible topics include marriage, the family, paid and unpaid labor, international aid, comparative tax studies, and the impact of tax administration on gender equality. This listing provides directional guidance only; in no way does it limit the potential issues for consideration.

Those interested in presenting at either the research roundtable or on a panel during the second day of the Conference should send an abstract of no more than 500 words describing their proposed presentation, an indication of whether the proposal is for the research roundtable or the policy program, and a copy of their CV to Judy Jaeger, Senior Staff Associate ( If the proposed panel presentation is based on a published or soon-to-be-published work, please also attach a copy or draft of the work.

Expressions of interest are due by March 31, 2024. The Conference Committee expects to notify accepted participants by May 15, 2024. Accepted participants will submit circulation drafts of their work no later than September 17, 2024. Selected participants may receive an invitation to publish their completed papers in one of several respected journals that have expressed an interest in publishing the conference papers (information to be provided) or choose to publish elsewhere.

For those selected to present their work, the program sponsors will cover lodging and selected meals. Reimbursement for travel may be possible, to the extent funds become available. There is no fee for speakers to attend the conference; other attendees will make a $10-$20 contribution to help defray costs. The conference will be webcast and is open to members of the public.

We look forward to hearing from many interested potential contributors.

For further information, please contact Bridget J. Crawford (Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and American Tax Policy Institute) or Katherine Pratt (LMU Loyola Law School and American Tax Policy Institute)

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