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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 examines tax reform and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). He suggests a solution: Simply eliminate or cut the AMT and then replace it with more direct taxes on the income classes that benefit from the AMT tax cut. He concludes, however, that neither political party...

March 22, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Here's a suggestion about the needed incentives to make things happen on the tax simplification front.

March 5, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
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It used to be that the budget planning sequence went from proposal to estimate to soundbite. Today, however, we have a new game in town. Now we get estimates of the cost of a proposal before the proposal itself has even been designed. And the estimates themselves are made primarily to fit into a...

February 26, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes the many related issues that Congress will have to address if it decides to develop legislation to try to encourage the expansion of private pension assets along the lines of a government match.

February 22, 1999
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines the 1999 Clinton Administration proposal to create "USA" savings accounts. He concludes that the proposal for a match is one way to try to encourage greater saving, especially among the middle class, but that to be effective, a much more delicate crafting...

February 8, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle considers the math behind President Clinton's proposal to spend 62 percent of the surplus on Social Security, with another share to be allocated to Medicare, and that the remaining share be spent on other items, including a subsidy for new private pension accounts...

February 1, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle notes that tax simplification is not currently on the budget agenda for the expected surplus, and explains why it should be.

January 18, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle suggests that while the debate is proceeding over the rules governing foundations and charitable organizations, the long-term interests of the charitable community, as well as mutual funds, community foundations, and others offering donor-advised funds, would be...

January 11, 1999
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle argues that the expansion of donor-advised funds through the mutual fund industry will probably succeed only if the public feels confident that new abuses of charitable giving will not arise.

January 4, 1999
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