C. Eugene Steuerle
Gene Steuerle at the Urban Institute, 2008
|Education||Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. Mathematics, University of Dayton
|Known for||Spearheading tax reform and social security reform|
Work and career
Steuerle has served as:
- Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Analysis (1987–1989)
- President of the National Tax Association (2001–2002)
- chair of the 1999 Technical Panel advising Social Security on its methods and assumptions
- Economic Coordinator and original organizer of the 1984 Treasury study that led to the Tax Reform Act of 1986
- President of the National Economists Club Educational Foundation
- Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
- Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution
- Vice-President of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
- columnist for the Financial Times
- Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher chair at The Urban Institute (current)
He serves or has served on advisory panels or boards for the Congressional Budget Office, the Government Accountability Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Independent Sector, the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, and the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, and the Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region. He is also a co-founder of the Alexandria Community Trust (ACT for Alexandria), a community foundation.
Steuerle is the author, co-author or co-editor of fifteen books and over one thousand articles, briefs, and Congressional testimonies.
- Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy
- Retooling Social Security for the 21st Century
- Nonprofits and Business
Steuerle is considered a key player and the original organizer of the Treasury's tax reform effort. Ronald A. Pearlman, former Assistant Secretary of Tax Policy wrote that 1986 tax reform “would not have moved forward without [Steuerle's] early leadership,” and Lawrence B. Gibbs, former Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, stated “few people have had greater impact on major changes in the tax law and the principal improvements in tax compliance and administration.” Andrew Samwick, Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College, dubbed Steuerle "Social Security Czar" for his expertise in Social Security reform.
- Gene Steuerle Institute Fellow biography, Urban Institute web site. Retrieved 6.23.10.
- Publications by author Gene Steuerle, The Urban Institute web. Retrieved 6.23.10
- Key Players in Tax Policy, Public Forum Institute
- Christopher Howard, The Hidden Welfare State, Princeton University Press
- Review Comments, Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy
- Personal letters in possession of Gene Steuerle
- "In Praise of Gene Steuerle," Vox Baby, June 2, 2005