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C. Eugene Steuerle

Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair

I love working on public finance issues and seeing their endless application to so many budget, tax, spending, and charitable issues that go well beyond what can be found in any textbook. I am drawn to Urban because in my view, it leads the nation in so many areas of research—combining its talents for evaluating a broad spectrum of public policy issues, gathering and using related data from a range of sources, and integrating research across disparate program areas; and all the while maintaining a truly nonpartisan approach to analysis, a deep culture of respect for each member of the organization, and a strong commitment to serve the public through its work.

Research report

Several nonprofit groups such as the Tax Policy Center and Citizens for Tax Justice as well as several governmental entities provide tables on the distributional effects of tax changes. Analysts then suggest that these tax cuts are progressive, proportional or regressive by comparing such...

September 1, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

On June 13, 2003, the IRS requested public comments on a proposed EITC procedure. The goal of this new EITC procedure, known as precertification, is to reduce EITC error rates by individuals who are ineligible. Because a variety of questions have been raised about this procedure, and also...

July 14, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

In recent years, the largest budgetary decisions of Congress have been concentrated in two areas: tax cuts and expansions in health care, particularly Medicare. Given all the rhetoric that surfaced during the tax cut debate, it might be worthwhile to see how consistently these arguments have...

July 7, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

[ Brookings Institution] This brief argues that the time is ripe for an integrated credit that combines the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the CTC into an Earned Income Child Credit (EICC). The proposed EICC simplifies and standardizes the definition of qualifying children and those...

July 1, 2003
Adam Carasso, C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

If one is a traditional tax reformer, there was much to recommend in the president's initial approach to tax policy. As the tax "reform" process has unraveled, however, Congress has twisted various tax bills into budget packages oriented toward meeting some sound bite, such as the size of each...

May 26, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Analyses of the private pension system typically focus on such issues as how to improve overage or encourage saving or prevent tax abuse or generate retirement income more equitably. Those issues are important, but the thesis of this paper is that more attention needs to be paid to the structure...

May 1, 2003
Pamela Perun, C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

A recent Congressional Budget Office report presented many estimates, both positive and negative, for the effect of the presidents proposed tax cut on the economy. In issuing this report, CBO indirectly called into question many of the more nave statements made about the ability of Congress to "...

April 21, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Dynamic score-keeping -- the recording of budget feedback effects as people react to government actions such as tax cuts -- is a hot topic again, fueled in part by the recent release of a Congressional Budget Office study of the revenue effects of the president's tax proposals. The topic is also...

April 7, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

It happens every time. An administration puts forward an economic package, and then suggests all the wonderful things it is going to do for the economy and for the public. Few costs. Few trade-offs. Win-win. Then opponents start picking apart the pieces. But then they play the same game. We can...

February 10, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle

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