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Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
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Pınar Cebi Wilber’s research interests are diversified and include energy policy, tax policy, international trade and finance, and general government policy. Recently, Pınar has researched issues related to climate change legislation including the impact of such legislation on the U.S. economy. She has also done extensive research on the effect of government policies on retirement saving as well as the use of annuities in retirement.

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Trade wars have no winners

The Administration has policies that could help the economy over the long run, such as tax and regulatory reform or simple workforce development, but when it comes to trade policy, ideology trumps good economic arguments. Despite the belief in the White House, trade wars have no winners.

New NAFTA Must Protect US Investments

There are lots of reasons a U.S. firm might choose to invest in another country. In some cases, labor costs or access to new...

Lighthizer Should Take a Longer-Term View

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s all-or-nothing approach to overseas investment is very shortsighted (“Nafta Proposal Jolts Energy Sector,” U.S. News, April 25). A U.S....

EU leaders put Trump’s unilateralism to the test

The White House is having a busy week with visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The list of issues...

U.S. trade relations

President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is...

Op-Ed: Low-income Americans the biggest losers from Trump’s tariffs

President Trump announced his final decision on steel and aluminum tariffs. While it looks like we will have to wait for details on which countries and products will be covered, the president repeated his emphasis on fairness and that we might see further action on trade. However, the whole process has been alarming to American businesses and our major allies.

Look beyond the threat of steel tariffs to the 1.8 million jobs that could...

The seventh round of Nafta talks are under the shadow of President Trump’s plan to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and a...

How to Shape U.S. Infrastructure Policy

This special report first looks at the reasons for infrastructure investment and then sets the stage for steps that are crucial for successful infrastructure projects. Particular attention is paid to ways to use existing funds more effectively and to increase participation by the private sector. The paper concludes with alternative methods for financing and funding the country’s much needed infrastructure.

At Davos, Trump can ensure ‘American First’ isn’t ‘America Alone’

Published in The Hill When German professor Klaus Schwab organized a meeting of European business leaders to discuss global management practices in Davos 47 years...

Prioritize trade, infrastructure to bolster tax reform gains

American businesses, big and small, started the New Year with renewed hope after long-awaited comprehensive tax reform became a reality in the final days...

Scrapping Nafta cannot help the losing side

It is true that trade policies have winners and losers, but their net impact is a win for the country.

US NAFTA stance makes for good TV but bad policy

The administration is pushing for tax reform in order to grow the U.S. economy, create jobs and increase wages. Advocating a destructive trade agenda could negate what could be achieved through tax reform by decreasing the anticipated economic growth and eating away the impact of the wage increase by increasing costs for consumers.

Column: Tax reform would help workers

President Trump and Congress have much to do before tax reform becomes a reality. However, recent revelations have set the stage for making fundamental tax fixes that will help American workers in a real way, keep the Michigan on an upward trajectory, and get the American economy back on track again.

Pinar Cebi Wilber: America needs a tax code – and an economy – built...

Published in Richmond Times Dispatch

In adhering closely to the goals of making our tax system more conducive to capital investment, better suited to job growth, and less costly for taxpayers, lawmakers have an opportunity to make a real difference for our nation’s economic future. This fall, lawmakers should not pass up this opportunity.

Time for Congress to Focus on Permanent, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Published in Daily Caller

Whatever tax reform approach the president and lawmakers choose starting in September, permanence is key. American businesses need the confidence it takes to make high levels of investment in machinery and equipment and to keep up with improving technology and increase their productivity.