Paul L. Caron

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy, 2d Edition

Contemporary_tax_policyC. Eugene Steurle (Co-director, Tax Policy Center) has published the second edition of Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press, 2008):

In Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy, C. Eugene Steuerle, one of the country’s most influential economists, offers an insider’s look at tax policy based on a quarter century of working with officials of all political stripes. Steuerle outlines the principles of taxation and the early postwar period before proceeding to a the tax policy battles that began with the Reagan revolution and continue today. Those expecting a simple story of triumph and defeat may be surprised. Rather than moving toward consensus and progress, tax policy history has been messy, repetitive, and often rancorous. Yet evolution—and even revolution—do occur. The second edition has been updated with a look at tax policy during the George W. Bush presidency.

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Just a commnet--Tax Notes has the following announcement about Mr. Steurle's new position:

Steuerle Moves to Peterson Foundation

Eugene Steuerle was named vice president of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation last week.
Steuerle, a frequent contributor to Tax Notes, was previously a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. He also served as chair of the 1999 Social Security Technical Panel, and as Treasury deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis from 1987 to 1989. Steuerle also played a role in the Treasury Department's tax reform work as economic coordinator from 1984 to 1986.

According to a press release from the Peterson Foundation, Steuerle will oversee work on "key fiscal and other selected challenges." (For the release, see Doc 2008-11039 [PDF] or 2008 TNT 98-36 .)

"Gene's record of creativity and his non-partisan, non- ideological approach to issues will be a major asset to the Foundation," Peterson Foundation President and CEO David M. Walker said.

-- Meg Shreve


Abe Carnow

Posted by: Abe Carnow | May 29, 2008 6:58:13 AM