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Daniel Schaffa

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Daniel Schaffa joins the University of Richmond School of Law from the University of Michigan, where he was a joint JD and Economics PhD student. He studies tax and law and economics. Professor Schaffa’s tax research focuses on how the tax system can be designed to achieve socially desirable goals. His current projects include work on the role of tax return information in designing tax systems, the regulation of activities using corrective taxation, and an exploration of whether corporate tax returns should be public or private information. Professor Schaffa’s law and economics research focuses on crime, specifically how related crimes should be punished.


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    • Presentations

      Commentator, "Tax Judges’ Responses to Economic Crises: A Normative Analysis," National Tax Association Annual Meeting, National Tax Association (November 2020)


      Presenter, "The Intergenerational Equity Case for Progressive Consumption Taxation," Faculty Seminar, William and Mary School of Law (November 2020)


      Presenter, "Payroll Subsidies as a Policy Tool," Junior Tax Workshop, University of Utah School of Law (October 2020)


      Presenter, "The Intergenerational Equity Case for Progressive Consumption Taxation," Conference on Law and Macroeconomics, Yale Law School (October 2020)


      Presenter, "Valuable Realizations," IIPF Annual Congress, International Institute of Public Finance (August 2020)


      Presenter, "Valuable Realizations," Oxford University Summer Symposium, Oxford University (July 2019)


      Presenter, "Valuable Realizations," Junior Tax Workshop, University of Richmond School of Law (June 2019)


      Presenter, "Valuable Realizations," Utah Tax Invitational, University of Utah (June 2019)


      Presenter, "Valuable Realizations," Junior Faculty Forum, University of Richmond School of Law (May 2019)


      Presenter, "The Economic Efficiency Case Against Corporate Tax Privacy," Washington and Lee Law Faculty Workshop, Washington and Lee School of Law (February 2019)


      Presentations Prior to 2019

    • Memberships

      Member, American Law and Economics Association


      Member, International Institute of Public Finance


      Member, National Tax Association

    • Professional Experience

      Assistant Professor (2017 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    The Intergenerational Equity Case for a Wealth Tax, 90 University of Cincinnati Law Review (2022).

    The Case for Subsidizing Harm: Constrained and Costly Pigouvian Taxation with Multiple Externalities, International Tax and Public Finance (with Daniel Jaqua) (2021).

    The Economic Efficiency Case Against Business Tax Privacy, 50 Seton Hall Law Review 27 (2020).