Tax Policy Center



Howard Gleckman

Senior Fellow

I live a double life at Urban, but both my roles focus on finding answers to tough policy questions. Building on three decades as a journalist, my work at the Tax Policy Center aims to explain often-arcane tax and fiscal policy to a broad audience. My long-term care work focuses on building practical solutions to the nation’s financing and delivery challenges.


Howard Gleckman is a senior fellow in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he edits the fiscal policy blog TaxVox and the daily news summary The Daily Deduction. He is also affiliated with Urban’s Program on Retirement Policy, where he works on long-term care issues.

Before joining Urban, Gleckman was senior correspondent in the Washington bureau of Business Week, where he was a 2003 National Magazine Award finalist. He was a 2006–07 media fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation and a visiting fellow at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College from 2006 to 2008.

Gleckman writes two regular columns for, on tax policy and elder care. He is author of the book Caring for Our Parents and speaks and writes frequently on long-term care issues.


From TaxVox