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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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

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