Online Webinars

REMI regularly holds one hour webinars to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences. Our economists and guest presenters lead discussions on a wide range of contemporary public policy issues and current events.

These sessions are offered at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform.

Upcoming Webinars

Economics of Trump’s Tax Plan

The Trump administration and Congressional Republicans are trying to craft the most sweeping tax reform legislation in more than 30 years. They are weighing significant changes, including the end of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST, REMI Economist Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. will be presenting a webinar on the varied uses of dynamic revenue analysis to evaluate the total revenue effects of policy changes.

This presentation will analyze the effects of the proposed federal tax reform and, in particular, the removal of the SALT deduction. Citizens in high- vs. low-tax states would face increased exposure to different tax environments, making the latter relatively more desirable places to live and work. This would put fiscal pressure on high-tax states as they work to minimize the out-migration of their tax base.

A description and demonstration of REMI’s unique Tax-PI economic modeling software will be included to further display how to navigate through the restrictions of fiscal constraints and budgetary concerns. The Tax-PI model integrates dynamic feedbacks in order to provide an accurate analysis of a spectrum of prospective and enacted economic policies.

Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask any additional questions pertaining to the information in the webinar.

We expect this presentation to be conducted for approximately one hour and we offer it at no charge via the Citrix GoToWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.

Economic Impacts of Immigration

The White House is seeking far-reaching immigration changes as part of any deal addressing the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As part of a potential agreement, President Trump wants funding for a southern border wall, end of “sanctuary cities”, limits on green cards, and other changes.

The current wrangling is the latest chapter in a long-running, contentious debate over immigration. Many agree in the need for reforming the country’s immigration system, but have a harder time finding common ground on a solution.

The Business Roundtable commissioned REMI to evaluate the economic effects of different reform scenarios. We cordially invite you to a webinar presentation on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST presented by REMI CEO and Chief Economist Frederick Treyz, Ph.D., who will discuss the findings from this analysis.

For this presentation, Dr. Treyz will review two scenarios: first, a “balanced” reform approach that includes improved enforcement, reform of green cards and visa programs, and a pathway to legal status, and secondly, an “enforcement-only” approach with aggressive border security, deportation, and voluntary departure. He will discuss the output and employment implications of these scenarios.

A Q&A session will be available after the presentation to address any attendee concerns.

This presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it at no charge via the Citrix GoToWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.