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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 discusses his concern with foundation payout rates. He finds that the current formula for payouts--and the way it is applied by foundations--faces a new danger not entirely unrelated to the old one. That is, in following a stock market cycle, giving can easily run...

June 21, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that the fatal flaw in the administration's strategy behind its private pension proposal is that it is not integrated either with social security reform or with further reform of the private pension system. Accordingly, if adopted as proposed, USA accounts...

June 7, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that there are advantages to the administration's USA account proposal. It would attempt to use some general revenues to fortify and build up the private pension system. He concludes that with luck, it would develop and reinforce better saving patterns by...

May 31, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

There are many items in the tax law that add significant complexity with little gain in some other area like equity or efficiency. Almost no one would introduce many provisions now in current law, if designing a Code from scratch. Once there, however, these complexities are hard to remove.

May 25, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle comments on the apparent demise of the Clinton Administrations USA proposal, and examines its pros and cons.

May 24, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle offers the expertise of American University Professor Janet Spragens, executive director of the American Tax Policy Institute. He shows that she made a strong case that more attention ought to be paid to the needs of low-income taxpayers. Indirectly, she points to...

May 17, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle raises questions about a proposed long-term care credit, in terms of traditional tax policy issues: administration, costs, equity, budget accounting, and tax simplicity.

May 10, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle raises questions about a proposed long-term care credit, in terms of budget, health, and retirement policy.

May 3, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

This column by Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle is the first in a series examining key questions about the president's proposal to deal with long-term care through the tax code. The focus will be less on the specific details of that particular proposal than with the type of analysis required to...

April 26, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle

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