Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Welcomes Kimberly A. Clausing

Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Welcomes Kimberly A. Clausing

Date and Time

Monday, January 30, 2023

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  • Monday, January 30, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Warren Hall, 303, Grace Courtroom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Richard C. Pugh Lecture Series is proud to welcome Kimberly A. Clausing, Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law.

The Future of International Tax Cooperation

About the Speaker

Kimberly Clausing holds the Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy.

During the first part of the Biden Administration, Clausing was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis in the US Department of the Treasury, serving as the lead economist in the Office of Tax Policy. Prior to coming to UCLA, Clausing was the Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz Professor of Economics at Reed College.

Her research studies the taxation of multinational firms, examining how government decisions and corporate behavior interplay in the global economy. She has published numerous articles in this area, and she is the author of Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital (Harvard University Press, 2019).

Professor Clausing has received two Fulbright Research awards (to Belgium and Cyprus), and her research has been supported by external grants from the National Science Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the International Centre for Tax and Development, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Professor Clausing is a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has worked on economic policy research with the International Monetary Fund, the Hamilton Project, the Brookings Institution, and the Tax Policy Center. She was a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress from 2019 to 2021. She has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Economic Committee.

Professor Clausing received her B.A. from Carleton College in 1991 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1996, both in economics.

The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture

The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy brings a distinguished practitioner, judge or government official who has played a significant role in shaping U.S. and international tax policy to the law school each year to discuss current and developing tax law and policy trends.

The endowed lecture was established in 2009 in honor of the long and illustrious career of USD's Professor of Law Emeritus Richard Crawford Pugh. Before coming to USD, Pugh was a professor at Columbia Law School, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general (Tax Division), and a partner at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Past Speakers

2022: Judge Maurice Foley, Chief Judge, US Tax Court

2021: Anne L. Alstott, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation, Yale Law School

2020: Rosanne Altschuler, Professor, Rutgers

2019: Lily Batchelder, Professor of Law, NYU

2018: Pam Olson, Price Waterhouse Cooper

2017: Deborah Schenk, Professor of Law, NYU

2016: Lawrence Zelenak, Professor of Law, Duke

2015: Michael J. Graetz, Professor of Law, Harvard

2014: Edward Kleinbard, Professor of Law, USC

2013: Stephen E. Shay, Professor of Law, Harvard

2012: Leslie B. Samuels, Cleary Gottlieb

2011: M. Carr Ferguson, Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell

2010: Eric Soloman, Director of National Tax, Ernst & Young

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    5:30pm - Reception, Faculty Reading Room 201, Warren Hall

    6:15pm - Lecture, Grace Courtroom 303, Warren Hall

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