Mr. Steuerle is a senior fellow at The Urban Institute, co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, columnist for Tax Notes, and the author or editor of 11 books, more than 150 reports and articles, more than 50 Congressional testimonies or reports, and more than 600 columns. His latest book is Contemporary Tax Policy. He serves on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and on advisory panels or boards for the Congressional Budget Office, the General Accounting Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Actuarial Foundation, and the Independent Sector. Previous positions include president of the National Tax Association (2001-2002), chair of the 1999 Technical Panel advising Social Security on its methods and assumptions, president of the National Economists Club Educational Foundation, deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for tax analysis (1987-1989), and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Between 1984 and 1986, Dr. Steuerle served as economic coordinator and original organizer of the Treasury's tax reform effort, for which Treasury and White House officials have written that tax reform "would not have moved forward without your early leadership." Dr. Steuerle's other books include: Social Security and the Family (co-edited with Melissa Favreault and Frank Sammartino) and Nonprofits and Government (co-edited with Elizabeth Boris). His columns have appeared mainly in three series: "Straight Talk on Social Security and Retirement Policy" for the Urban Institute, " Economic Perspective " for Tax Notes, and an "After Tax" column for the Financial Times. Dr. Steuerle has also undertaken various missions for International Monetary Fund to China, Singapore, and Slovakia, while the government of Barbados undertook a tax reform effort modeled after a report that he co-authored as head of another mission.