Eric Toder is co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. He has held a number of senior positions in tax offices in the United States and overseas, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, Deputy Assistant Director for Tax Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office, Director of the Office of Research at the Internal Revenue Service, and consultant to the New Zealand Treasury. He has authored and co-authored numerous papers on tax policy issues, including papers on value added tax, tax expenditures, capital gains taxation, taxation of retirement savings, and the effects of proposals to replace the federal income tax with a consumption tax on the states. Dr. Toder received his Ph.D.in economics from the University of Rochester in 1971.
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