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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 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
Brief

[Financial Times] Just how big is the tax cut under debate in the US? How big in relation to the economy and current tax collections? And how big compared with past cuts? We know that President George W. Bush and the House of Representatives want $1,600 billion of tax cuts over 10 years,...

April 26, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle mentions two items that seem to be just below the radar screen of most of those following the tax cut debate: the adjustment of taxation of social security benefits and increases in child credits.

April 16, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes standards of public service excellence set by a Treasury employee, Peggy McConkey.

March 19, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle

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