By David Herzig
Every year, Kelly Erb (@taxgirl) posts her top tax Twitter follows. This year, I was fortunate to make the list. In addition to my shameless self promotion, I am directing you to her article because it was nice to see that many other academics made the list.
I think the fact that so many academics made this list is very important right now. First, academics tend to get a bad rap for living in ivory towers. Twitter is a great egalitarian platform. Second, in the upcoming months, active engagement by the best and brightest is paramount. Twitter for all its flaws allows for real time interactions. Seriously, you would be amazed how far you can spread your knowledge! Finally, it reminds me to update my old list I posted at Surly. If I am missing your name, please let me know and I will repost later this month.
In the meantime, here were the academics on the list:
Andy Grewal – @AndyGrewal – Professor of Law, @uiowa;
Judith Freedman – @JudithFreedman – Oxford University Professor of Taxation Law;
Lily Batchelder – @lilybatch – Professor of Law & Public Policy at @nyulaw;
Allison Christians – @taxpolblog – Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, McGill University; and
Xavier Oberson – @XavierRoberson – Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law at Geneva University