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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

Providing fiscal or tax subsidies to try to promote additional work and saving is a relatively modern notion. These subsidies may stimulate demand by putting more money in the economy, but they are designed primarily to affect behavior through incentives. Modern industrial economies like the U.S...

February 25, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The collapse of Enron brings out many tales, but none motivate action more than images of workers who now are left with little or nothing in the way of retirement plan benefits. In response, President Bush has requested legislation that would essentially remove some bars that prevent workers...

February 11, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

This brief focuses on using public finance principles to allocate relief funds.

December 7, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Despite the generosity of Americans most of the needs of individuals are not met through transfers made through charities; thus, charities must choose whom they'll serve.

November 30, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Be wary of quick fixes for the nation's economic problems, for they just may make things worse.

November 16, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

For a variety of reasons, the current social security system does an increasingly weaker job over time in allocating its additional revenues to providing protection against poverty in old-age.

September 7, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Depreciation policy seems to be back on the table for the first time since the mid-1980s, so it's again timely to ask: What are the best depreciation policies for the nation?

August 17, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The issuance of an interim report by the Social Security Commission sparked a firestorm. Nonetheless, the report may be "under-interpreted" for what it suggests about dealing with the problems of the poor and "over-interpreted" for what it says about the reforms it will finally propose. The best...

August 3, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

The 2001 tax act was only one in a long series of tax laws complicating an already byzantine tax system. Ever the bridesmaid, simplification seems never to get the attention it deserves, no matter which political party is in power—mainly because broader agendas are always being pursued.

July 17, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle

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