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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.

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
Testimony

Debate over tax policy is always intense, as it should be since much of the government's agenda is defined within the tax system. When it comes to tax cuts, this debate usually centers on size of government and progressivity of the tax system.

March 14, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

As tax bills go through Congress, Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes how tax provisions can be targeted effectively and how legitimate tax policy principles be maintained, in spite of wide disagreement over the exact shape of an ideal tax system.

March 12, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle advocates for a stronger Treasury role as the new team takes on the departments mission.

February 19, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle explains why it makes sense to extend the charitable deduction to the time of filing a tax return, in much the same way as applies to deposits to individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and to certain pensions of self-employed persons (Keogh plans).

February 12, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle offers his interpretation of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspans comments supporting a tax cut.

February 5, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle

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