I will be teaching a short course on taxation in the Anglo-American Law program at the Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal in the first two weeks of May. I have therefore for the first time asked a colleague to serve as guest blogger on A Taxing Matter during that period. I welcome Neil Buchanan, who teaches tax law and economics, among other topics, at Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Neil is an accomplished scholar and teacher with wide-ranging interests.
The following is an excerpt from his faculty bio on the Rutgers website.
He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, he clerked for Judge Robert H. Henry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Professor Buchanan was an economics professor. He earned his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, specializing in macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, and economic methodology. His received his A.B. from Vassar College, earning highest honors as an economics major. He has held full-time faculty positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Barnard College, Goucher College, and Wellesley College.
Neil's scholarly interest in the federal government's fiscal policies and the impact of its financing and spending patterns fits nicely with the topics I have covered in A Taxing Matter. He comes to the task with strong blogging credentials as well, serving as an occasional contributor to FindLaw Writ and Left2Right.