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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

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that in a world with multiple transfer and tax programs, one can't solve the issue of how to set tax rates unless the tax and spending sides of the budget are analyzed together, and unless phaseouts of various tax and expenditure benefits are considered along...

July 9, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes how tax legislation in 2001 brought to light the difficulty with trying to deal with only one side of the budget at a time, especially with regard to the progressivity issue.

July 2, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

[Financial Times] In many ways, the debate over the tax bill was simply a warm-up for the much larger budgetary issues that Congress and President George W. Bush must face over the next few years. There is little doubt that if healthcare and retirement spending increase as scheduled,...

June 21, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The Alternative Minimum Tax albatross just keeps getting bigger and bigger and neither political party yet wants to take responsibility. Fixes are possible, but they require compromise over articles of faith for both parties.

June 15, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues for simplification as a main goal of tax reform.

June 4, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

In principle, both American voters and their elected officials want to support marriage and the family. One would expect, then, that our expenditure programs and tax code would reflect this desire. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Instead of a consistent policy, we have a crazy quilt...

May 22, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

The bias against tax simplification is strong, and history does not provide many examples of success. Nonetheless, conventional wisdom on the history lesson may be mistaken.

May 11, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

When a nonprofit engages in business activities unrelated to its nonprofit purposes, taxability is usually not a question of choice; various laws and regulations require that the organization pay taxes on this income and, typically, on sales and property. For related activities, however, a...

May 1, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes how a child credit revision has a chance to achieve bipartisan support.

April 30, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle

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