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Be wary of quick fixes for the nation's economic problems, for they just may make things worse.

November 16, 2001
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Should policymakers use capital expense deductions to help stabilize the economy?

March 29, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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When policy makers decide that they are going to grant a temporary write-off for new capital investments, they essentially conclude that its macroeconomic advantages exceed other alternatives. However, incentive effects apply more powerfully to established or old business than to new business...

April 29, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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This brief considers focuses on the ending of temporary investment incentives.

April 15, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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This paper focuses on how the tax expenditure debate has evolved over the years.

June 10, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Dynamic scoring is meant to provide a more complete picture of the budget effects of tax and spending proposals by incorporating the macroeconomic effects of the legislation. Official estimates already account for the microeconomic effects on individual behavior. Incorporating macroeconomic...

June 11, 2002
Deborah Kobes
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It seems to be that everywhere you turn, strong viewpoints on the opposite side of any given issue are garnering attention at the sake of objective, factual reporting. Truth sometimes is represented by a strong view only on one side of an issue, and in many cases truth can be found by balancing...

July 3, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Here are fourteen implications of the revenue shortfall.

August 30, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Systematic tax reform, that ever-elusive but ever-desirable elf, has made some appearances recently before quickly ducking out of sight. Although many tax enactments involve changing the boundaries of the tax system - say, tax rates or deductions or limits - history warns us that seldom has...

December 16, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
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The effect of fiscal policy on economic growth is a controversial and long-standing topic in economic theory, empirical research, and economic policymaking. It is at the heart of the policy debate surrounding the sharp increases in official federal budget surpluses in the 1990s, the equally...

February 3, 2003
William G. Gale, Peter Orszag