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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 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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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle discusses three obstacles to easier tax filing--present in spite of technological advances.

December 21, 1998
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle describes the keys to the success of West Virginia's tax reform effort--a process that offers lessons federal efforts.

December 14, 1998
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines possible performance measures and other criteria that could be used to assess the effectiveness of the IRS.

December 7, 1998
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle examines the factors that have made the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) one of the more complicating influences on the tax code. He concludes that the individual AMT is in need of a good fix or outright elimination, and that simply indexing it is not enough.

November 30, 1998
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle considers the future of the single business tax--it could unwind only over a long period of time. He suggests that any expansion is likely to go hand-in-hand with a reduced reliance on other taxes. It could give states more elastic and stable tax sources. At the...

November 23, 1998
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle comments on what makes Social security and Medicare reform suffer from the same problem that for so long made budget reform difficult. He argues that the reform efforts measure gains and losses, winners and losers, from a base of a system that is imbalanced and...

November 9, 1998
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