Neil H. Buchanan

University of Florida Levin College of Law

PO Box 357069

Gainesville, FL 32635

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

A Tale of Two Formalisms: How Law and Economics Mirrors Originalism and Textualism

106 Cornell Law Review Issue 3 2021, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-20, University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 20-42
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 16 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2021
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Cornell Law School
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law and economics, originalism, textualism, apolitical, L&E, O&T, political neutrality, constitutionalism, purposivism, economics, law,

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Social Security and Government Deficits: When Should We Worry?

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 257, 2007, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 242, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 242
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Jan 2007
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Social Security, Government Deficits

How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the 2011 Debt Ceiling Standoff

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 6, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-25
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2020
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Cornell Law School
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debt ceiling, constitution, unconstitutional, public debt

How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the Debt Ceiling Standoff

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 1175, October 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-73
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Cornell Law School
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debt ceiling, credit, least unconstitutional, Fourteenth Amendment, Section Four, bonds

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Is it Sometimes Good to Run Budget Deficits? If so, Should We Admit it (Out Loud)?

Virginia Tax Review, Vol. 26, p. 325, 2006, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 262, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 262
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Mar 2007
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Budget Deficits, Public Investment, Crowding Out, Fiscal Responsibility

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What Do We Owe Future Generations?

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1237, 2009, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 351, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 351
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Future Generations, Intergenerational Justice, Distributive Justice, Social Security, Fiscal Policy, Budget Deficits, Utilitarianism, Rawls

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Why Do Women Lawyers Earn Less than Men? Parenthood and Gender in a Survey of Law School Graduates

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 449, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 449
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2008
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Gender, Salary Differences, Parenthood, Child Rearing, Law Careers

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Why We Should Never Pay Down the National Debt

University of Louisville Law Review, Vol. 50, 2012, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-56, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-56
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2012
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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National Debt, Deficits, Fiscal Policy

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Good Deficits: Protecting the Public Interest from Deficit Hysteria

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 511, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 511, Virginia Tax Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2012
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Downloads 245 (177,813)
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Budget Deficits, Independent Agency, Public Investment

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What Kind of Environment Do We Owe Future Generations?

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-55, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-55
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Jul 2012
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Jec's Estate Tax Report: Myths and Legends

Tax Notes, Vol. 111, p. 1133, June 5, 2006
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 08 Jun 2006
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Estate tax, family businesses

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How Realistic is the Supply/Demand Equilibrium Story? A Simple Demonstration of False Trading and its Implications for Market Equilibrium

The Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pages 400-415, 2008
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Tâtonnement, False Trading, Pareto Efficiency, Convergence, Disequilibrium

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Social Security, Generational Justice, and Long-Term Deficits

Tax Law Review, Vol. 58, p. 275, 2005, Rutgers School of Law Working Paper No. 005
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Dec 2005 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Deficits, National Debt, Generational Accounting, Fiscal Gap

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The Case Against Income Averaging

Virginia Tax Review, Vol. 25, 2006
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 30 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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income averaging, cumulative averaging, averaging, Vickrey, horizontal equity, vertical equity, winner-take-all

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The Role of Economics in Tax Scholarship

Chapter in BEYOND ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY, David A. Brennen, Karen B. Brown, and Darryl Jones (eds.) (2013) (Forthcoming), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-52, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-52
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2013
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Don't End or Audit the Fed: Central Bank Independence in an Age of Austerity

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-6, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-1, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-1
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 10 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Cornell Law School
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Federal Reserve, economy, financial crisis

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Owning Versus Renting: Thoughts on Housing Policy, Tax Incentives and Middle Class Dreams

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-85, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-85
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Oct 2012
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Playing with Fire: Feminist Legal Theorists and the Tools of Economics

FEMINISM CONFRONTS HOMO ECONOMICUS, Martha A. Fineman, Terence Dougherty, eds., Cornell University Press, 2005
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Social Security is Fair to All Generations: Demystifying the Trust Fund, Solvency, and the Promise to Younger Americans

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Apr 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Situational Ethics and Veganism

Boston University Law Review Annex, 2017, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-80, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-80
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 24 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Taxes, Saving, and Macroeconomics

Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 59-76, March 1999
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Apr 1997
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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'Generational Theft'? Even with Stimulus and Bailout Spending, U.S. Fiscal Policy Does Not Cheat Future Generations

Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, May/June 2009, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 467
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Fiscal Policy, Deficits, Debt, Generations

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White Privilege: What It Is, What It Is Not, and How It Shapes American Discussions of Policing and Historical Iconography

31 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 99 (2020), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper 21-9
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Bargaining in the Shadow of the Debt Ceiling: When Negotiating over Spending and Tax Laws, Congress and the President Should Consider the Debt Ceiling a Dead Letter

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 113, No. 32, pp. 32-54, 2013, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-62
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2013
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Cornell Law School
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congress, spending, president, tax, borrow, debt ceiling

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Borrowing By Any Other Name: Why Presidential 'Spending Cuts' Would Still Exceed the Debt Ceiling

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2014
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Cornell Law School
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default, trilemma, debt ceiling, borrow, obligation

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A User's Guide to Proposals to Replace the U.S. Tax System and Strangle Fiscal Policy

Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 505-23, September 1999, Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 173
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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26.

Legal Scholarship Makes the World a Better Place

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 May 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Four Out of Four Panelists Agree: U.S. Fiscal Policy Does Not Cheat Future Generations

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1402, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 448, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 448
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Fiscal Policy, Deficits, Social Security, Generational Justice, Stimulus

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Medicare Meets Mephistopheles: Health Care, Government Spending, and Economic Prosperity

Mississippi College Law Review, Vol. 29, p. 319, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Mar 2011
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Uses of the Concept of Efficiency in Tax Analysis

National Tax Association Proceedings, Vol. 98, p. 441, 2005
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Nullifying the Debt Ceiling Threat Once and for All: Why the President Should Embrace the Least Unconstitutional Option

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 112, No. 237, 2012, Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-59
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Michael C. Dorf and Neil H. Buchanan
Cornell Law School and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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debt ceiling, Congress, Constitution, spending cuts, treasury bonds, federal budget, How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the Debt Ceiling Standoff

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The Effects of the Fiscal Deficit on the Composition of US GDP: An Analysis of Disaggregated Data

IMPROVING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, Paul Davidson, Jan A. Kregel, eds., Edward Elgar Publishers, 1997
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Nov 2010
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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An Odd Remedy that Does Not Solve the Supposed Problem

George Washington Law Review On the Docket (October Term 2014), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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The Tax System Should Be Neutral with Respect to Homeownership

Point & Counterpoint: Tax Incentives for Homeownership—A Lincoln–Douglas Debate, 32 ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly 1, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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We Should Continue to Provide a Tax Break for Gains on the Sale of Owner-Occupied Houses (As N. Harold Buchanan)

Point & Counterpoint: Tax Incentives for Homeownership—A Lincoln–Douglas Debate, 32 ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly 20, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law
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Will the United States Government Ever Again Have a Functioning Budget System?

Economics & Labour Relations Review, Vol. 24(1), p. 5, 2013, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper
Posted: 26 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law

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The Debt Ceiling Disasters: How the Republicans Created an Unnecessary Constitutional Crisis and How the Democrats Can Fight Back

The Debt Ceiling Disasters: How the Republicans Created an Unnecessary Constitutional Crisis and How the Democrats Can Fight Back, Carolina Academic Press (2013), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper
Posted: 24 Oct 2017
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Comparing Alternative Methods of Adjusting U.S. Federal Fiscal Deficits for Cyclical and Price Effects

Levy Economics Institute WP #169
Posted: 29 Apr 1997
Neil H. Buchanan
University of Florida Levin College of Law

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