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 Daniel Alan Schaffa
Daniel Alan Schaffa
Assistant Professor
Courses Taught Tax Policy Seminar Corporate Finance Corporate Tax
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.

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)
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
Education
B.A., University of Michigan 2006
Economics
J.D., University of Michigan 2014
M.A., University of Michigan 2012
Economics
M.Acc., University of Michigan 2012
Accounting
M.S., University of Michigan 2015
Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Michigan 2017
Economics
Contact Information
Room 218, Law School
(804) 662 3081
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Tax
Law and Economics