Income and Benefits Policy Center
Eric Toder is a codirector of the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center. In 2010, he served as a consultant to the debt reduction task force of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Toder was also a chair of the Tax Gap Subgroup, which assists the IRS in its analyses of taxpayer compliance, and treasurer of the National Tax Association. Toder's research includes papers on the value-added tax, the home mortgage interest deduction, distributional effects of major preferences in the income tax law, tax incentives for retirement saving, corporate income tax reform, effects of recent changes in pension coverage and stock prices on retirement income, and employment of older workers.
Before joining the Urban Institute, Toder held a number of positions in tax policy offices in the United States and overseas, including deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis in the U.S. Treasury Department, deputy assistant director for tax analysis at the Congressional Budget Office, director of the IRS Office of Research, and consultant to the New Zealand Treasury.
Toder holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Rochester.
Areas of expertise
Tax policy, tax reform, value-added taxes, individual income taxes, tax compliance and administration, taxes and social policy, taxes and retirement savings, Social Security reform, older workers, corporate income taxes
Publications by topic:
Federal Budgets & Fiscal Policy
Tax Distribution and Economic Trends
Taxes and Social Programs
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