Michael J. Graetz
Before coming to Columbia in 2009, Michael Graetz was the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law at Yale University, where he had taught since 1983. During January-June 1992, Graetz served as Assistant to the Secretary and Special Counsel at the Treasury Department, and also previously served as the Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. In 2013, Graetz was awarded the Daniel M. Holland Medal by the National Tax Association for outstanding contributions to the study and practice of public finance. He has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and received an award from Esquire magazine for courses and work in connection with provision of shelter for the homeless. His most recent books are: The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right and Follow the Money: Essays on International Taxation. Previous books include: The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America’s Environment, Security and Independence; 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States; Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth; True Security: Rethinking Social Insurance; The U.S. Income Tax: What It Is, How It Got That Way and Where We Go from Here; and Foundations of International Income Taxation. He is also the co-author of a leading law school coursebook, Federal Income Taxation: Principles and Policies, and has published more than 80 articles on a wide range of federal tax, international tax, health policy, and social insurance issues.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018