Please join us on Wednesday, April 3 from 12:30-1:30 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 216 for the next installment of our “Pathways to Tax Reform Series” for a discussion with Dr. Alan D. Viard, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Viard will outline a proposal to “completely replace the income tax system with a progressive consumption tax.” He will argue that his approach “avoids the problems arising from the adoption of a consumption tax alongside the income tax and also avoids the distributional problems posed by regressive consumption taxes, such as the VAT.” Before joining the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Viard was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and an assistant professor of economics at Ohio State University. He has also worked for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Analysis, the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, and the Joint Tax Committee. In January 2010, Dr. Viard was named by Tax Notes as a nominee for 2009 Tax Person of the Year. To RSVP, please e-mail Greg Zwahlen at email@example.com .