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Policy Areas

Economic Policy

For three decades the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation’s strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.

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Energy & Climate Change Policy

ACCF is an internationally recognized economic authority on energy and environmental policy issues. Because energy use and economic growth go hand in hand, policymakers should develop a flexible, long-term approach to reducing the growth of greenhouse gases. This requires a global effort based on technological innovation and technology transfer to developing countries where greenhouse gas emissions growth is most rapid.

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Tax Policy

In 1978, ACCF was instrumental in helping turn a looming hike on the capital gains tax into a dramatic tax cut. Today, nearly thirty-five years later, ACCF continues to provide expert research and a bipartisan effort to maintain low rates on capital gains taxes ensuring robust job growth for a recovering economy.

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Regulatory Improvement

The ACCF has long held that improving our regulatory framework is critical to economic growth. The regulatory state has dramatically increased in size and scope, and now reaches into every corner of the American economy. The ACCF's Regulatory Improvement Effort centers on working with various federal and state coalitions toward a multifaceted broad-based initiative to improve the process of the regulatory system.

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Scenes from Recent News & Events

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ACCF Center for Policy Research Roundtable on Regulatory Improvement

On Nov. 16, the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research hosted a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion in the Senate Dirksen Office Building on “Improving the Federal Regulatory System: Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Scientific Integrity.” Four U.S. senators leading the effort to improve the federal rulemaking process headlined the bipartisan event: Sens. James […]

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September 2016 Economic Policy Evening

Mark Bloomfield and the American Council for Capital Formation hosted its 225th economic policy salon dinner on Tuesday night, Sept. 27 on the theme “Seven years later, the weakest economic recovery of the post-World War II era: What to do in the first hundred days of the next presidency?” The off-the-record event featured a bipartisan discussion […]

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July 2016 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF devoted its July 2016 salon to a robust discussion on the topic The Implications of Brexit for US Politics and Economic Policy. Representatives from the European Union, Embassy of Mexico, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the World Institute of Politics joined members of Congress and journalists for this month’s Economic Policy Evening […]