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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.

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In this essay Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle offers reasons to support a more unified structure for administering the EITC, child credit, and dependent exemption.

May 1, 2000
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In this essay Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes various proposals to reform the EITC and other tax programs for low-income people.

April 24, 2000
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines Congressional proposals to repeal the telephone excise tax according to the proposals of public finance.

April 10, 2000
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines the implications of a Clinton Administration proposal to pay tax filers to file electronically, demonstrating how the proposal could save money and improve efficiency.

April 3, 2000
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines the implications of a Clinton Administration proposal to add a charitable tax deduction for non-itemizers, revealing how the proposal adds an unnecessary complications to the tax code.

March 20, 2000
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In this column Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines in more detail the Clinton Administration's proposal to set a separate floor for the nonitemizer deduction, and tries to explain why certain choices were made either for political or technical reasons.

March 13, 2000
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle discuss how the extension of a charitable deduction to nonitemizers, if designed carefully, can increase giving moderately, while avoiding losses in revenues, increases in administrative burdens for taxpayers, and compliance problems for the IRS.

February 28, 2000
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle explains his biggest concern with federal budgets of late -- their ugliness: they contain policy suggestions that, from the starting gate, almost everyone agrees could be better designed, won't work, or should be avoided in favor of higher priorities. Steuerle...

February 21, 2000
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle assesses President Clinton's 2001 budget proposal, and concludes that it primarily supports a sound short- and intermediate-run fiscal or macro policy, continues currently and into the future the abandonment of most functions for nonelderly, and remains on an...

February 14, 2000
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