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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.

Presentation

On January 3, 2013, the 113th session of the U.S. Congress opened with a fiscal cliff averted, but a country still stuck in a less-recognized fiscal bind. In the first video of a three-part series, Urban Institute Fellow Eugene Steuerle, a former deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for...

January 3, 2013
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

High marginal tax rates can make moving above poverty very difficult for low-income families. These high tax rates result from increasing direct taxes and decreasing transfer payments. A single parent with two children who increases her wages from poverty-level to 150 percent of poverty-level...

December 19, 2012
Elaine MaagC. Eugene SteuerleCaleb QuakenbushRitadhi Chakravarti
Research report

Surrounding many of the debates about the public sector has been one about which government level should be involved in performing which functions. As an empirical matter, both centralization and decentralization have occurred together throughout U.S. history. The vast majority of federalism...

November 28, 2012
C. Eugene SteuerleEdward GramlichHugh HecloDemetra Smith Nightingale
Brief

A candidate for office effectively divides the population into the "deserving," who should get more benefits or tax cuts (or at least should not pay more taxes or lose benefits), and the "undeserving," who are not carrying their own weight. But he or she doesn't want to put very many people in...

September 13, 2012
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Kids' Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011, a sixth annual report, looks comprehensively at trends over the past 50 years in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. Key findings suggest that the size and composition of expenditures on children...

July 19, 2012
Julia B. IsaacsKatherine ToranHeather HahnKarina FortunyC. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

Kids' Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011, a sixth annual report, looks comprehensively at trends in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. This appendix details our data sources, the programs we include, and the methodology used to estimate...

July 19, 2012
Katherine ToranJulia B. IsaacsHeather HahnKarina FortunyC. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Recent budget pressures have led many states to cut future pension benefits for state workers. Using New Jersey as a case study, this report describes how these reforms ignore larger employee recruitment and retention issues for today's more mobile workforce. State retirement plans generally do...

July 16, 2012
Richard W. JohnsonC. Eugene SteuerleCaleb Quakenbush
Testimony

Nothing so exemplifies the American Dream than the possibility for each family to get ahead and, through hard work and faithful service, advance from generation to generation. Today mobility across generations is threatened by three aspects of current federal policy: a budget for a declining...

July 10, 2012
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Gene Steuerle testifies before the House Subcommittees on Human Resources and Select Revenue Measures on the true marginal tax rates facing low- and moderate-income families. The nations real tax system includes not just the direct statutory rates explicit in the income tax and the Social...

June 28, 2012
C. Eugene Steuerle

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