Gatton’s Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Hosts Forum on Impacts of Tax Reform Jan. 22 – UKNow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2019) — The Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise (IFSE) at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics is hosting a panel discussion on the subject of tax reform on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

“Tax Reform at One Year: Are We Healthier and Wealthier?” will take place 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Woodward Hall, Room 307 of the Gatton College Building. The program features five faculty members from the college, including Professor of Economics and Director of IFSE Aaron Yelowitz serving as moderator.

The four panelists are: 

  • David Agrawal, assistant professor of economics and assistant professor in UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration; 
  • Grant Clayton, assistant professor of finance; 
  • Charles Courtemanche, associate professor of economics; and
  • Gatton Endowed Professor of Economics Bill Hoyt.

“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was the most substantial piece of legislation implemented in the first two years of President Trump’s tenure,” Yelowitz said. “I’m delighted that we have economic experts to discuss the impacts on businesses, individuals, the overall economy and the health care market.” 

The one-hour program is free and open to the public.

The Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise is dedicated to understanding the role that markets play in the economy and in society. The institute’s mission is to generate intellectually rigorous research and an open dialogue to discover and understand how free enterprise affects peoples’ lives and the well-being of society.


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