The Tax Reform Legislation: Implications for International Business

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

International Roundtable

April 19, 2018: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In December 2017, Congress enacted the most far-reaching reform of the U.S. tax code since 1986. Professor Dharmapala will discuss the global impact of these changes at the event.


Gleacher Center
Room 203
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:


300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$8.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period
Garage: Self Park Facility
Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $8.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street
b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

Event Details

In December, 2017, Congress enacted the most far-reaching reform of the U.S. tax code since 1986. For Washington, the federal tax overhaul is complete, but companies around the world are just beginning to assess its implications for the future. How will this new tax bill change the environment of international business? At the event, Professor Dharmapala will take a closer look at the changes and discuss what we might learn from existing academic research about their potential consequences.

Topics include the following:

  • The transition to a territorial (or dividend-exemption) system of taxing multinational firms' foreign income
  • The one-time tax on deemed repatriations (foreign cash holdings of US multinationals)
  • The new "Global Intangible Low Taxed Income" (GILTI) tax
  • The new tax preference for "Foreign Derived Intangible Income" (FDII)
  • The new "Base erosion anti-abuse tax" (BEAT)

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm networking
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm presentation
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm cash bar at The Midway Club

Questions/Concerns/Suggestions for Speakers? Contact the Leadership Team
Karl L. Buschmann
847 310 0412

Sheryl Jiang
312 607 0889

Sophia Kholodenko
773 702 0783

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Deadline: 4/19/2018

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Dhammika Dharmapala (Speaker)
Julius Kreeger Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School

Professor Dhammika Dharmapala serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, and is an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a fellow of the CESifo Research Network (based in Munich). He serves on the Advisory Board of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and has previously served on the Boards of the American Law and Economics Association, the National Tax Association, and the International Institute of Public Finance. He has previously held postdoctoral or visiting positions at Harvard, Michigan, Georgetown, and the Australian National University. His PhD thesis, in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, was awarded the National Tax Association's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. His scholarship, which spans the fields of taxation, the economic analysis of law, and corporate finance and governance, has been published in leading scholarly journals, and has also been cited in various media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Economist.


Sheryl Jiang, '16 

Other Information

Networking is a key benefit of attending. To that end, a table will be made available for literature and handouts. Bring your business cards, brochures, handbills, literature, resumes, and publicity for placement on the table.

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