Neil H. Buchanan

Portrait of Neil H. Buchanan
Title:
Professor of Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-3875
Fax:
202-994-9446
Email:
nbuchanan@law.gwu.edu

Neil H. Buchanan currently teaches tax law and tax policy, and he has also taught contracts and law and economics. His research addresses the taxing and spending policies of the federal government, focusing on budget deficits, the national debt, health care costs, and Social Security. He also is engaged in a research project that asks how current policy choices should be shaped by concerns for the interests of future generations. 

Professor Buchanan has held permanent or visiting positions at Rutgers-Newark School of Law, NYU School of Law, and Cornell Law School. He clerked for Judge Robert H. Henry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Professor Buchanan was an economics professor, specializing in macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, and economic methodology. He has held full-time faculty positions in economics at the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Barnard College, Goucher College, and Wellesley College. 

Professor Buchanan has published articles in numerous law reviews as well as in refereed social science periodicals, and he has testified before Congress about issues related to tax reform. He has been a guest lecturer around the world and is sought after for expert commentary on legal, tax, economic, and political issues. He is a featured columnist for Newsweek, a columnist for Verdict, and he publishes twice weekly on the legal blog Dorf on Law.

Curriculum Vitae     Publications

Education

BA, Vassar College; JD, University of Michigan; MA, PhD (economics), Harvard University; PhD (laws), Monash University (Australia)

In the News

"Should We Arm Schools to the Teeth to Prevent Gun Violence?"

February 20, 2018

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about gun violence in the United States.

"Did Roseanne Vote Trump? And Can the Dems Win Her Support?"

February 14, 2018

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the idea of Democrats reconnecting with the people who voted for Donald Trump.

"Top Republicans Think Taxation as Bad as Slavery? Tell Me How That Works"

February 05, 2018

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about one prominent conservative who thinks income taxes are like "forced labor."

"Workers Work Harder and Other Mad Myths about Trump's Tax Changes"

February 04, 2018

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the December 2017 tax bill.

"How Quickly Will the New Tax Law Affect the Economy?"

February 01, 2018

Neil H. Buchanan is quoted in PolitiFact on whether the tax bill is creating real economic activity.