Neil H. Buchanan

George Washington University Law School

Associate Professor of Law

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 371 (54,529)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Social Security, Government Deficits

2.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 330 (62,712)

Abstract:

Budget Deficits, Public Investment, Crowding Out, Fiscal Responsibility

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

Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-25
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 18 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2013
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 284 (82,387)

Abstract:

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
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 42 (339,301)

Abstract:

debt ceiling, credit, least unconstitutional, Fourteenth Amendment, Section Four, bonds

4.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 289 (75,903)

Abstract:

Future Generations, Intergenerational Justice, Distributive Justice, Social Security, Fiscal Policy, Budget Deficits, Utilitarianism, Rawls

5.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 288 (79,043)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Gender, Salary Differences, Parenthood, Child Rearing, Law Careers

6.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 216 (100,084)

Abstract:

National Debt, Deficits, Fiscal Policy

7.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 196 (116,160)

Abstract:

Budget Deficits, Independent Agency, Public Investment

8.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 177 (125,293)

Abstract:

Estate tax, family businesses

9.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 167 (133,920)

Abstract:

T√Ętonnement, False Trading, Pareto Efficiency, Convergence, Disequilibrium

10.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 164 (135,956)

Abstract:

Deficits, National Debt, Generational Accounting, Fiscal Gap

11.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 129 (161,220)

Abstract:

income averaging, cumulative averaging, averaging, Vickrey, horizontal equity, vertical equity, winner-take-all

12.

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
George Washington University Law School
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13.

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
George Washington University Law School
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14.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 100 (201,573)

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15.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 95 (211,455)

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16.

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
George Washington University Law School
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17.

'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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 82 (230,007)

Abstract:

Fiscal Policy, Deficits, Debt, Generations

18.

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
Neil H. Buchanan
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 70 (249,742)

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19.

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
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 64 (253,711)

Abstract:

default, trilemma, debt ceiling, borrow, obligation

20.

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
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 54 (281,638)

Abstract:

congress, spending, president, tax, borrow, debt ceiling

21.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 44 (315,246)

Abstract:

Fiscal Policy, Deficits, Social Security, Generational Justice, Stimulus

22.

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
George Washington University Law School
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23.

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
George Washington University Law School
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24.

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 George Washington University Law School
Downloads 21 (401,585)

Abstract:

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

25.

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
George Washington University Law School
Downloads 21 (396,770)

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26.

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: 19 Apr 2016
Neil H. Buchanan and Michael C. Dorf
George Washington University Law School and Cornell Law School
Downloads 0 (187,497)

Abstract:

Federal Reserve, economy, financial crisis

27.

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
George Washington University Law School

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