About the Author

Eugene Steuerle is Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, and a columnist under the title The Government We Deserve. Among past positions, he 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, and a columnist for the Financial Times.

Dr. Steuerle is the author, co-author or co-editor of sixteen books and over one thousand articles, briefs, and Congressional testimonies. Other books include Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (2nd edition)Retooling Social Security for the 21st Century, andNonprofits and Government. 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 Council on Foundations the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, and the Partnership for America’s Economic Success.  He is also a co-founder of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, the Center on Nonprofits and Charity and ACT for Alexandria, a community foundation he currently chairs.

Among other accolades, former top Treasury and White House officials wrote that 1986 tax reform “would not have moved forward without [his] early leadership,” and “few people have had greater impact on major changes in the tax law and the principal improvements in tax compliance and administration.” Among other honors, he received Outstanding Alumnus awards from the University of Dayton and St. Xavier High School (Louisville, KY), and the first Bruce Davie-Albert Davis Public Service Award from the National Tax Association in 2005.