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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

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, senior fellow C. Eugene Steuerle explained how, in recent decades, the government has wound a straightjacket around federal spending and tax subsidies. The main culprits have been in the broad areas of retirement, health, and taxation. Left...

January 30, 2007
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Under current law, there are three major tax credits that affect families with children: the earned income tax credit, the child and dependent care tax credit, and the child tax credit.

July 10, 2006
Elizabeth BellC. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

No issue has stumped policymakers more than how to provide healthcare to its citizens in an efficient and fair manner. Every recent health "fix" has involved trying to buy health reform by devoting even more dollars to it. In simply throwing more money into the system, they add to, rather than...

June 12, 2006
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

When President Bush announced his appointment of Henry Paulson of Goldman Sachs as Treasury Secretary, the press quickly popped the obvious question to former Treasury officials like me: "Why would he want to be secretary, especially this late in a president's tenure?"

June 5, 2006
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Citizens pay an overall marriage penalty when their combined social welfare benefits less taxes are lower when they are a married couple than when they are two single individuals. Because marriage is optional, marriage penalties or subsidies are assessed primarily for taking wedding vows, not...

May 3, 2006
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Anyone familiar with tax and expenditure legislation knows full well that interest groups constantly win special favors from federal and state legislators. For a long time I have struggled with how to make better use of the principle of equal justice to restrain or eliminate bad policy. Here are...

April 17, 2006
C. Eugene Steuerle
Commentary

Work may be a four-letter word to some citizens in slow-growing Western European economies, but Americans know better. Senior fellow Eugene Steuerle explains why our work habits are suddenly so important.

April 14, 2006
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

In recent decades, economists have acquired great weight in debates over incentives. When it comes to examining the effect of policy incentives on behavior, the theory is relatively straightforward. However, many factors, especially non-financial, have been ignored for sometimes very legitimate...

April 3, 2006
C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Individual giving to public charities-most of which comes in the form of charitable deductions from tax filers who itemize on their returns-actually comprises only a small part of charities gross receipts each year: between 8 and 12 percent of gross receipts over the 1996-2003 period.

January 16, 2006
Elizabeth BellAdam CarassoC. Eugene Steuerle

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