Authors Posts by Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
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.

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

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With a new year, a new Congress and a new president, we now have the chance to turn the page on outdated tax policy and start a new chapter for the American economy.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

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.

Apple and Microsoft might be new poster children for tax reform

Published in The Hill

Several news stories this summer demonstrate what many of us already know to be true: Our outdated tax code is keeping much-needed investment money overseas instead of here in the United States.

Op-Ed: Candidates should stump on capital formation

Published in The Hill

By creating a tax system that is conducive to growth, Washington will help U.S. businesses and families focus once again on investing for the future, which will once again spur the kind of growth our economy needs.

Capital Formation: Challenges And Opportunities For The Next Administration

Foreword Concerns about the low U.S. saving rate and its negative impact on capital formation and economic growth have been a key driver of the...

Letter to Editor: Market-Limiting State in Lean and Fat Times

Published in The Wall Street Journal

Daniel Yergin’s “Markets Run into Skepticism—and Regulators” (op-ed, July 19) mentions that 30% of the U.S. economy is from foreign trade which supports 41 million U.S. jobs. At what cost?

When shaping tax reform, let’s not single out oil and gas industry

Published in The Hill

Certain industries get special attention because of their importance to the U.S. economy. The energy industry is one of them.

Fiduciary Rule Puts Retirement Savers At Risk

Published in Daily Caller

Under the new rule, financial advisors will be burdened with increased compliance considerations and greater legal liability, which will in turn increase the cost and restrict access to affordable retirement advice for many hardworking Americans.

Serious tax reform will address America’s investment crisis

Published in The Hill

The Treasury Department issued its third and most stringent set of regulations aimed at curbing corporate inversions...

Capital Formation 101

Introduction by Mark Bloomfield, ACCF President and CEO

EPA relies on weak methodology to justify proposed methane regulations

Published in Oil & Gas Journal

On Feb. 18, 2012, The Economist declared: “The home of laissez-faire is being suffocated by excessive and badly written regulations.”

Unleashing the Global Competitiveness of the U.S.

Published in Real Clear Policy

Following the World Economic Forum’s wrap up of its recent annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. policymakers should return with strategies for strengthening America’s economic growth and augmenting our global competitiveness