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C. Eugene Steuerle

C. Eugene Steuerle



Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair


"Current research centers on the long-term direction of policy and how programs considered together can be better allocated to address today's and tomorrow's problems, whether of aging, children’s education, mobility, assets, integrating spending and health programs across the life cycle, or the deficit. Many public efforts, including deficit reduction, are misdirected not so much because of intent but because they attack symptoms, not causes, such as failing to apply principles in an integrated fashion across programs."

Past or current positions include deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for tax analysis, cofounder and codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, vice president of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, president of the National Tax Association, chair of the 1999 Technical Panel advising Social Security on its methods and assumptions, president of the National Economists Club Educational Foundation, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, columnist for Tax Notes and the Financial Times, economic coordinator and original organizer of the Treasury's 1984-1986 tax reform effort, and chair of ACTforAlexandria, a community foundation.

Awards include distinguished or outstanding alumnus awards from the University of Dayton and St. Xavier High School in Louisville, KY, as well as the first Bruce Davie-Albert Davis Public Service Award from the National Tax Association in 2005. Subscribe to his regular column at http://blog.governmentwedeserve.org/.

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1987-1989: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow

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Areas of expertise

Budget, retirement, taxes, poverty programs, social security, aging, philanthropy

Publications by topic:
Federal Budgets & Fiscal Policy
Retirement/Pensions
Social Security
Taxes, the Budget, and the Economy
Tax Reform

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