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News Posted on December 6, 2012

Professor Ventry Cited in Editorial

Legal scholarship by Professor Dennis Ventry is liberally cited in a recent editorial on arguing in favor of cutting back the home mortgage interest deduction as a means of closing the federal budget deficit. The article notes that Professor Ventry, who has written extensively on the subject, concludes that the mortgage interest deduction "produces the opposite of its supposed benefit, i.e. encouraging home ownership." Instead, the article continues, "Ventry finds that the deduction merely distorts housing prices upward by enabling people to buy more house than they could otherwise afford."

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he was recently added as a co-author on the casebook, Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice. editorial