Peter Enrich on Economic Development Tax Incentives
Our guest today is Peter Enrich, Professor of Law at Northeastern
University?s School of Law, where his teaching and research
focus on state and local fiscal policy. In 2006, Enrich argued a
pathbreaking case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Daimler-Chrysler
v. Cuno, in which he argued that the Constitution?s dormant
commerce clause prohibits tax breaks widely used by state and local
governments to compete for economic development in a ?race to
the bottom.? The Supreme Court rejected the claim on procedural
Enrich visited Buffalo to participate in the conference The High
Road Runs Through the City: Advocating for Economic Justice at the
Local Level, organized by UB Law Professors Sara Faherty, Sam
Magavern, and Martha McCluskey, and hosted by UB?s Baldy Center
on Law and Social Policy, Cornell University ILR School, and the
Coalition for Economic Justice. At the conference, he spoke on the
panel ?Who Benefits: State and Local Subsidy Reform,?
moderated by James Magavern, of Magavern, Magavern & Grimm, and
joined by panelists Susan Jones of George Washington Law School,
Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First; Sadaf Khatri of NYC Jobs with Justice;
and Trudi Renwick of the Fiscal Policy Institute. For more
information on that event, see http://highroad.wikispaces.com/.
Join us for a conversation with Professor Enrich and UB Law students
Tara Stahl and Suha Abilmona.
Thank you for joining us today. The theme music is Baja Taxi by Brain Buckit, and is available through the Podsafe Music Network. Please join us again next time for another conversation from University at Buffalo Law School.
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