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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.

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.

Capital Formation 101

Published in inFOCUS Quarterly

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber outlines policy prescriptions to promote capital formation and achieve real economic growth.

Lessons from ‘Tax Coachella’: House GOP hits mark on capital formation

Published in The Hill

Thursday was like “Coachella” for taxes in Washington, D.C. My organization, American Council for Capital Formation, along with others, held meetings on the very same topic — tax reform. More importantly, the House Ways and Means Committee decided to hold a hearing with major business representatives to discuss “How Tax Reform Will Grow Our Economy and Create Jobs.”

No, a business expense is not just a tax dodge by another name

Published in The Hill

Let’s be clear, what Oxfam is complaining about is not corporate tax dodgers, but the current U.S. tax code and its legitimate system of credits and deductions. Oxfam doesn’t believe corporations should be allowed to pay a tax rate of anything less than 35 percent.

With Tax Reform, Save the Forest Rather Than Cut Down Trees

Published in RealClearMarkets

For the first time in three decades, U.S. lawmakers have an opportunity to reform the tax code to foster GDP growth, boost wages and employment, attract greater foreign investment, and discourage inversions. To achieve these worthy economic goals, we need policymakers to focus on saving the forest instead of cutting down a few select trees.

Trade Deficit, GDP Rise and Fall Together

Letter to Editor Published in Wall Street Journal

Rather than meddling with trade and the free market, the administration would be better off creating a competitive environment by prioritizing comprehensive tax and regulatory reform for the U.S. economy. That will provide more bang for our buck.

Prioritizing Tax and Regulatory Improvement in 2017

As the attention of the nation and world leaders turn to Washington, D.C. to see what issues the new 115th Congress and administration of President Donald Trump are championing in 2017, the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliated Center for Policy Research have developed a broad set of policy recommendations on tax reform and improvements to the federal regulatory process, particularly in the energy, environment, and financial services spaces, to guide and focus discussions both on Capitol Hill and downtown. Read the full memo.

Tax reform, above all else, will secure our economic future

Originally published in The Hill.

As national leaders move forward with plans to revitalize the U.S. economy, no single issue has more promise to unleash America's potential than comprehensive tax reform. Our tax code is significantly dated. Taxes, especially on the business side, are too high and unnecessarily complicated. The cumbersome tax system stifles economic growth and restricts our ability to create jobs. That is why the American Council for Capital Formation has developed a broad set of policy recommendations to streamline the tax code to make it simpler, fairer and more oriented toward the formation of capital.

What’s the big deal about trade deals?

Published in Bankrate.com

Wilber says renegotiating U.S. trade deals "will not happen overnight" because the deals are complex and involve many countries and products. "Think about the United States trying to decide which products to go after and then bilaterally trying to sit down with (each) country to arrange that," she says. "It's not very practical."

Trump and Mnuchin can turn the page to new tax policy

Published in The Hill

With a new year, a new Congress and a new president, we now have the chance to turn the page on outdated tax policy and start a new chapter for the American economy.

Op-Ed: We can’t let tax extenders obstruct comprehensive reform

Published in The Hill

Congress should shelve tax extenders until after Jan. 20, and work with the Trump White House to finally complete a comprehensive tax reform package.

Clinton and Trump are both wrong about trade deals

Published on CNBC.com

Both campaigns have tapped into voter anger over U.S. job losses and have placed blame solely on our "evil" trade partners. The most recent swipe was a memo released by the Trump camp discussing job losses in Pennsylvania which they attributed to NAFTA and the South Korea trade agreement. The numbers are packaged to be as scary as possible to voters, but any economist will tell you that statistics can be used to spin many different compelling stories. And there is more than one factor at work here.