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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.

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
Research report

Realized income is a widely accepted measure of well-being. This paper examines the relationship between realized income and wealth and economic income, using a national sample of income tax returns matched with estate tax returns to compare the realized property income of individuals with the...

December 8, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

This brief attempts to access the trends in charitable giving and how the current economic turmoil has affected the nonprofit sector - the main topic of an August 2011 roundtable hosted by the Tax Policy and Charities project at the Urban Institute. Twenty-five experts on tax policy and the...

November 1, 2011
Joseph RosenbergPatrick RooneyC. Eugene SteuerleKatherine Toran
Research report

This article was published as part of the Tax Note series "The Legacy of the TRA '86." As current budget pressure forces us to consider tax reform as a means of raising revenue, past reforms provide us some valuable lessons. Reforms typically begin with a consensus that something is broken and...

October 20, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Eugene Steuerle testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on "Tax Reform Options: Incentives for Charitable Giving," presenting options on how to increase tax revenues with minimal impact or perhaps even an increase in charitable giving. Among other recommendations, he suggests a floor under...

October 18, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2010, a fifth 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 the percentage of...

August 1, 2011
Stephanie RennaneJulia B. IsaacsHeather HahnTracy VerickerC. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Gene Steuerle testifies on alternative ways to restore solvency and undertake benefit reforms in Social Security, concentrating on four: restricting automatic growth in benefits where needs are least, adjusting benefits so they both encourage employment and are concentrated more in older ages,...

July 8, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

The individual income tax contains multiple provisions that favor families with children. They range from credits targeted towards low-income families to deductions that favor higher income families. Some provisions benefit a family by virtue of the family having children, others try to...

April 27, 2011
Elaine MaagStephanie RennaneC. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

The political debates have quickly centered over whether Obama is heading toward ever-more cumbersome government regulation and price-setting and whether Ryan is opening up unregulated markets that would deprive many of needed health care.

April 26, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle

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