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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.

Give the IRS What They Need to Do Their Job

As we just closed the tax filing season, the struggles of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are once again in the press, and for...

Opinion | Investment in the IRS promises high returns

Letters to the Editor The April 18 editorial on the struggles at and the need for more resources for the Internal Revenue Service, “Re-fund the...

Competitive markets can help deliver climate solutions in 2022

As 2022 gets underway, climate change policy remains a top priority in Washington. Perhaps to many observers’ surprise, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) recently voiced...

ACCF on “What’s Next for the IRS: the Future of the U.S. Tax Administration”

ACCF Senior Economist and Executive Vice President Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber joined a Center for Public Policy Innovation panel discussion exploring "What’s Next for...

New Report Examines Economic Impact of President Biden’s Proposed Repeal of Step-Up in...

Higher Capital Gains Rates Could Suppress Business Growth; New Rules Could Lead to Compliance and Administration Problems; Proposed Carve-Outs Could Lead to Tax Avoidance Washington,...

Report: Policymakers Should Define and Measure Gig Economy Employment in Tax Policy Discussions

Washington, DC – Tax policy is front and center in Washington as lawmakers unveil an array of tax code changes to offset up to...

Expand funding for the IRS, but not its duties

No one wants to see the government’s tax arm get involved with politics

The High Costs of a Tax Hike on Dividends

Biden wants to soak the rich, but the middle class will notice when firms return less to shareholders.

ACCF Discusses Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber speaks with TRT World on the economics and politics of President Biden's proposed $6 Trillion federal budget.

Op-Ed: Overworked and underfunded, IRS struggles to carry out core mission

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was inundated with millions of returns from taxpayers who received a brief reprieve with the 30-day extension...

New Report: IRS Severely Underfunded with Increasing Workload, Shifting Priorities, and Challenged to Meet...

Washington, DC – As millions of Americans filed tax returns last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finds itself strained under continued decreasing budgets...

Op-Ed: Biden’s plan to raise capital-gains taxes on the rich is good politics but...

The leak about the second phase of proposed tax increases concerning capital gains pushed the investor community into a frenzy. While the details of the...

Op-Ed: Deal in LG Chem, SK battery drama clears EV speed bump

Pinar Cebi Wilber Chief economist for the American Council for Capital Formation In recent months, the U.S. had been watching a curious case involving a dispute...

On infrastructure, let good economics prevail over bad politics

President Biden’s ambitious policy agenda continues with a large $2 trillion infrastructure plan which not only plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure but, at...

The world is looking to Biden to restore trust in global trade and investment

Two big stories dominated the world press over the past few weeks: The results of the American presidential election followed by the announcement of successful COVID-19 vaccine trials by multiple drugmakers,...

Political uncertainty will harm post-pandemic economic recovery

Amid the pandemic, political uncertainty is the last thing the American economy needs. While the president has every right to challenge voting results, his refusal to concede and initiate an orderly transfer of power, especially without credible evidence of fraud or vote manipulation, is creating unnecessary levels of uncertainty.