Reforming Tax Expenditures – Challenges and Barriers in the United States

Co-organized with Tax Analysts as part of CEP’s Reforming Tax Expenditures series, which we initiated in February with a focus on Europe. Details on the first series of events can be found here.

This panel addressed the main challenges and barriers holding back reform of the tax expenditure system in the US including:

  • The politics of tax expenditures
  • “Negative” and “positive” tax expenditures
  • Collecting racial, ethnic, and gender information
  • Improving transparency in public finance management.


Cara Griffith – President and CEO, Tax Analysts
Chye-Ching HuangExecutive director, Tax Law Center at NYU Law
Tom Neubig – Senior Associate, Council on Economic Policies
Eugene Steuerle – Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair, Urban Institute
Martin A. Sullivan – Chief economist and Contributing Editor, Tax Analysts

Video recording here.