Academic Articles

Psychological Parenthood (with Anne Dailey and Doug NeJaime), Minnesota L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022).

Challenges in Designing Equitable Public Options (with Ganesh Sitaraman) in Politics, Policy, and Public Options (Oxford University Press, 2021) (edited with Ganesh Sitaraman).

Law and the Hundred-Year Life, 26 Elder L.J. 132 (2018).

The New Inequality of Old Age, 18 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 111 (2017).

A New Deal for Old Age, 97 B.U. L. Rev. 1933 (2016).

Neoliberalism in Family Law:  Negative Liberty and Laissez-Faire Markets in the Minimal State, 77 L. & Contemp. Probs. 25 (2015). Featured in Cyra Choudhury, The Limited Vision of Neoliberal Family Law, JOTWELL (Feb. 18, 2015), at

Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards: Options for Legal Design in the United States, 26 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 38 (2014).

Updating the Welfare State:  Marriage, The Income Tax, and Social Security in the Age of the New Individualism, 66 Tax L. Rev. 695 (2013). Featured in Michael Livingston, Taxation and the Family:  The Next Generation, JOTWELL (June 3, 2013). 

Marriages as Assets?  Real Freedom and Relational Freedom, in Arguing About Justice (Axel Gosseries and Yannick Vanderborght eds., 2012).

“A Fine is Not A Price:”  Insights for Law, in Ideology, Psychology, and Law (Jon D. Hanson ed., 2012).

Why the Earned Income Tax Credit Doesn’t Make Work Pay, 73 Law & Contemp. Probs. 285 (2010). 

Private Tragedies? Family Law As Social Insurance, 4 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 3 (2010).

Family Values, Inheritance Law, and Inheritance Taxation, 63 Tax L. Rev. 123 (2009). Featured in Bridget Crawford, A Good Time to Die: Family-Based Objections to Inheritance Taxation, JOTWELL (Feb. 8, 2010).

The Stakeholder Society, in Int’l Encyc. of Civil Soc. (Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler eds., 2009).

Family Values and the Law of Inheritance, 7 Socio-Economic Review 145 (January 2009).

Is the Family At Odds With Equality?  The Legal Implications of Equality for Children, 82 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1 (2008).

Equal Opportunity and Inheritance Taxation, 121 Harv. L. Rev. 469 (2007).

War, Taxes, and Income Redistribution in the Twenties: The 1924 Veterans’ Bonus and the Defeat of the Mellon Plan, 59 Tax L. Rev. 373 (2006).

Caretaker Resource Accounts for Parents, in The Citizen’s Stake:  Exploring The Future Of Universal Asset Policies (Will Paxton and Stuart White eds., Policy Press (U.K.), 2006).

Why Stakeholding? (with Bruce Ackerman) in Redesigning Distribution (Erik Olin Wright ed., Verso, 2006).

What Does a Fair Society Owe Children – and Their Parents?72 Fordham L. Rev. 1941 (April 2004).

Work vs. Freedom: A Liberal Challenge to Employment Subsidies, 108 Yale L.J. 967 (1999).

The Uneasy Liberal Case Against Income and Wealth Transfer Taxation: A Response to Professor McCaffery, 51 Tax L. Rev. 363 (1996).

Tax Policy and Feminism: Competing Goals and Institutional Choices, 96 Colum. L. Rev. 2001 (1996).

Federalism and U.S. Social Welfare Policy: Fundamental Change and New Uncertainties, 2  Colum. J. Euro. Law 441 (1996).

The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Limitations of Tax-Based Welfare Reform, 108 Harv. L. Rev. 533 (1995).

Alleviating Marriage Penalties in the Income Tax and the Earned Income Tax Credit, 66 Tax Notes 1343 (Feb. 27, 1995).

The Earned Income Tax Credit and Some Fundamental Institutional Dilemmas of Tax-Transfer Integration, 47 Nat’l Tax J. 609 (1994).

Approaches to Corporate Integration: The Treasury Department Report, 45 Nat’l Tax J. 209 (1992) (with James Mackie).

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