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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

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
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

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