Bachelor, Amherst College, 1964. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1968.
Economist office tax analysis Department Treasury, Washington, 1968-1973, associate director office tax analysis, 1973-1975, deputy assistant secretary for tax policy, 1977-1981. Senior fellow Brookings Institution, Washington, 1975-1977. Director tax analysis Deloitte & Touche, 1981-1992.
Assistant director fiscal affairs department International Monetary Fund, 1992—2006. Private practice Bethesda, Maryland, since 1992. Consultant in field.
Member Commission on ready reckoner Retirement Reform, 1987-1990. Member American Economic Association, National Tax Association (president 1995-1996), Tax Analysts (board directors 1982-1993).
Married Judith Evelyn Steere, December 23, 1966. Children: Rachel Anne, Gillian Traer, Neil Steere.