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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.

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The Presidents January 7, 2003 economic stimulus proposal for enhancing the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) would, in addition to ending the corporate taxation of dividends and speeding up tax rate and marriage penalty relief, accelerate the increase in the...

January 31, 2003
Adam Carasso, C. Eugene Steuerle
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Both the president and members of Congress have expressed strong political desire to appear to be "doing something" about the past recession and the current unemployment rate. This sentiment cuts across political parties and between the executive and congressional branches of government. In...

January 27, 2003
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The last decade has seen a surge in the use of the tax system to deliver dollars to families with children. As late as the early 1990s, the most important tax provision applying to children was the dependent exemption. For several decades, however, Congress failed to increase this exemption in...

January 20, 2003
Adam Carasso, C. Eugene Steuerle
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Systematic tax reform, that ever-elusive but ever-desirable elf, has made some appearances recently before quickly ducking out of sight. Although many tax enactments involve changing the boundaries of the tax system - say, tax rates or deductions or limits - history warns us that seldom has...

December 16, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

When the income tax was first introduced in 1913, it boasted a top rate of a mere 7 percent on those earning above $500,000 (close to $9 million in 2002 dollars). For the nation's wealthiest taxpayers, this was as good as it was ever going to get - this state of affairs lasted just three years....

November 25, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle, Adam Carasso
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This was the presidential address given at the National Tax Association meeting on November 14, 2002, exploring the long term developments in public finance. In particular, it focuses on four areas: First, both external events and the advancement of knowledge have brought public finance analysis...

November 14, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Concepts of equity and fairness are at the heart of tax policy. Yet, for all its populist appeal, tax equity is loosely understood and inconsistently applied. This concept comprises at least three distinct dimensions: horizontal, vertical, and individual equity. The very real tension among these...

November 1, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Within the Executive Branch, only the Treasury Department is equipped to deal well with the political crisis surrounding the imposition of the alternative minimum tax on tens of millions of taxpayers.

October 18, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Despite a brief upturn in the early- to mid-1990s, the profits of nonfinancial corporations have dropped dramatically as a percentage of GDP in recent decades and are near an all-time low. Does this mean that owners of corporate capital are worse off? Not necessarily. The owners of corporations...

September 30, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle

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