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Joseph Rosenberg

Senior Research Associate

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Joseph Rosenberg is a senior research associate in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where his research focuses primarily on issues of federal taxation, including business and corporate taxation, broad-based consumption taxes, tax expenditures, and tax incentives for charitable giving. He also develops and maintains the Tax Policy Center’s microsimulation model of the federal tax system, which is regularly used to produce analyses of the revenue and distributional impacts of federal tax policy that are broadly cited by policymakers and the press.

Before joining Urban, Rosenberg worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, and was a PhD candidate in economics at the University of California, Berkeley.  

From TaxVox


  • February 27, 2014
    Key elements of the tax code rewrite proposed yesterday by House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) came straight from the playbook of...
  • June 5, 2012
    The Congressional Budget Office’s latest update , released today, provides a snapshot of fiscal policy in the short run, the medium term, and the...
  • January 27, 2011
    Three related issues dominate budget talk in Washington these days: eliminating the deficit, cutting spending, and reforming the tax system...
  • August 13, 2010
    Howard Gleckman discussed some of the facts and issues regarding the role of small businesses in the debate on the expiring 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. Eric Toder expressed a strange sense of déjà vu. While everyone agrees that changes in the top two marginal tax rates would affect only a small share of individuals who report business income on their tax returns, proponents of full extension point out that those high-income individuals receive a large fraction of net positive business income. (JCT has estimated that fraction at 50 percent; TPC’s estimate is closer to 45 percent.) But what is less well known is what that business income consists of. How much represents the income of the neighborhood grocer or the owner of a small manufacturing firm? And how much represents the income of highly-paid professionals who take their income in the form of partnership shares, such as partners in law firms, accounting firms, and Wall Street hedge funds?