Edward D. Kleinbard, the holder of the Packard Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Fellow at The Century Foundation, is set to deliver the University of Georgia School of Law’s 115th Sibley Lecture titled “What’s a Government Good For?: Fiscal Policy in an Age of Inequality.” This event will take place on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall and is free and open to the public.
Kleinbard, whose scholarship focuses on the taxation of capital income, international tax issues and the political economy of taxation, was one of four individuals honored as a 2016 International Tax Person of the Year by the nonpartisan policy organization Tax Analysts. He is the author of We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money and, in 2017, Kleinbard co-authored the leading law school introductory income tax casebook. He has testified before Congress on tax policy matters and has written opinion pieces for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Financial Times and other media outlets.
The Sibley Lecture Series, established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta in tribute to the late John A. Sibley, is designed to attract outstanding legal scholars of national prominence to the School of Law. Sibley was a 1911 graduate of the law school.