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

"The Trump Tax Plan Is Yet Another Battle in the Class War"

December 12, 2017

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the Republicans, and their attempt to change the legal system and the tax code. 

"Republicans Have Become the Party That Harms the Vulnerable"

December 05, 2017

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the Republican Party and the changes they are trying to make to the U.S. tax system. 

"Republicans Are Helping Trump Destroy Capitalism"

December 04, 2017

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about Mick Mulvaney's fight to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

"Tax Reform: In the Long Run the Middle Class Will be Taxed More"

November 29, 2017

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the GOP's attempt to sell their tax plan and how it will impact the middle class. 

"The Crooked Economists Behind Trump's Tax Giveaway"

November 28, 2017

Neil H. Buchanan writes in Newsweek about the GOP tax plans.