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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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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle considers 1999 tax proposals, and concludes that current law sets a baseline that can be misleading when measuring the costs of a tax bill. A different baseline would yield a very different perception of when the tax bill was costing revenues and when it was not. In...

August 9, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines the merits of a tax cut, and finds: Tax cuts are a valid means of achieving smaller government, but they only work if expenditures somehow follow a similar path, especially in the long-term. By the same token, not all tax cuts are bad nor are all spending...

August 2, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that the a simpler tax code wont be developed until someone in the Executive Branch or in Congress is given greater responsibility for reporting on the consequences of our tax laws. The way to change the current situation would be to assign fiduciary-like...

July 19, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle expresses confidence that a tax simplification package is likely in the near future. He offers his ideas for what should be included in such a bill.

July 12, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle offers an explanation of the changes between the administrations budget offered in January and its mid-session changes offered at the end of June.

July 6, 1999
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Senior Fellow expresses optimism for and highlights efforts to advance bipartisan tax simplification legislation.

June 28, 1999
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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
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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
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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
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