Authors Posts by 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.

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

DOL’s Retirement Advice Rule: Helping or Harming Sound Retirement Planning?

A comprehensive retirement policy designed to maintain growth in savings, expand coverage, and prevent leakage during job changes is imperative for retirement security. The recently re-proposed DOL fiduciary rule, meant to protect the retirement savings of individuals, may well have the opposite effect. The DOL rule should be more fully analyzed and adjustments made to ensure the rule does not have an adverse impact on retirement plan access and investment education.

Advisers, Robotic or Not, Should First Do No Harm

Maybe it’s time to introduce the guiding principle of physicians to financial regulations: “First do no harm.” Robert Litan and Hal Singer’s “Obama’s Big Idea...

Crude Oil Exports: Economic and Geopolitical Impacts

The American Council for Capital Formation’s Center for Policy Research convened an esteemed panel of experts to further the understanding of issues relevant to crude oil exports and trade policy.

Special Report: Trade Promotion Authority – American Economy & Trade

This special report discusses the importance of TPA in trade negotiations, as well as the positive impact of a system that promotes open markets on U.S. jobs and economic growth.

Switching to a Consumption-Based Tax from the Current Income Tax

Executive Summary For the last five years, the U.S. economy has struggled with high unemployment and anemic growth. Despite recent improvements, the national unemployment rate...

Many Taxpayers Will Be Affected if Dividend Tax Rates Rise: Results for the States

As the debate about how to resolve pressing budget and tax issues continues, policymakers must confront a host of decisions. One of the key issues to decide is the fate of the tax rates on income, dividends and capital gains which were enacted during the 2001-2005 period. The ACCF presents this Special Report to help policymakers, the public and the media understand the short and long run consequences of raising tax rates on dividends.

Update: State and Federal Individual Capital Gains Tax Rates – How High Could They...

As the debate on federal tax reform continues, the ACCF Center for Policy Research (CPR) presents this Special Report to further the debate and highlight the effect of increased federal tax rates on long-term individual capital gains tax rates when both the federal, state and, in some cases, local tax rates are combined.

Making Savings Last During Retirement: Lessons From Behavioral Economics

This report looks at the existing literature on behavioral economics, which has traditionally focused on the accumulation phase of retirement planning, and con- siders the applicability of some of its findings to the payout phase in order to understand how guaranteed lifetime income can be made a natural part of the retirement decision for individuals at varying income levels.

Can Annuities Enhance Retirement Lifestyles?

This report investigates the current trends in the annuities market and their importance for the aging population.