Elliot Schreur

Policy Analyst, Asset Building Program

Elliot Schreur was a policy analyst with the Asset Building Program at New America between 2013 and 2015. He provided research and analysis on a range of policy areas relating to the economic advancement of low- and middle-income American households. In particular, he focuses on tax policy and retirement security.


Before joining New America, Mr. Schreur worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and was involved with efforts to promote gender equality at the state level with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Mr. Schreur holds a Master’s Degree in public policy with a concentration in philosophy and social policy from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Richmond.

All Work

ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Flexible Savings

The lack of flexible savings is a problem not only for lower-income families, but affects households at nearly all levels of income.


ASSET BUILDING
Retirement Security Federalism In Action

An Analysis of the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program.


ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Tie the 401(k) Limit to the Minimum Wage

The government goes to great lengths to help the very wealthy save more money while neglecting everybody else.


ASSET BUILDING
America's Homeownership Subsidies Are a Terrible Way to Help Young People Build Wealth

It used to be all about the house. If you were a young person seeking lifelong financial security, homeownership was the way to go.


ASSET BUILDING
Guest Post: How Much Would You Spend to Save $19 Million a Year?

California loses about $19 million a year from its public assistance programs to a surprising cost: ATM fees.


ASSET BUILDING
Solving the Retirement Puzzle

MyRAs could help to achieve the dual goal of promoting both short- and long-term financial security.


ASSET BUILDING
Solving the Retirement Puzzle with myRAs

A new paper from the Asset Building program.


ASSET BUILDING
Roth Accounts for Youth Savings

The importance of saving money for the future should be a lesson all Americans learn in childhood.


ASSET BUILDING
The Financial Health Check: Building Behavioral Econ into Financial Coaching

A new paper from the Asset Building program.


ASSET BUILDING
Connecting Tax Time to Financial Security

Families that would greatly benefit from increased savings are missed by the current incentives delivered through the tax code.


ASSET BUILDING
CFED’s Scorecard of the States: Making the Case for Assets Reform

44 percent of American households live in liquid asset poverty—that’s the key takeaway from CFED’s 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard.


ASSET BUILDING
Can Tax Policy Live Up to Its New Role in the Fight Against Poverty?

Tax policy is making up a greater share of anti-poverty programs compared to direct spending programs.