In Memoriam: ACCF Founder Dr. Charls Walker
We bid farewell to Dr. Charls Walker, a former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, highly regarded economist and the inspirational founder and Chairman Emeritus of the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF).
Mark Bloomfield Discusses Greece Financial Crisis
On BBC News, ACCF President & CEO discusses the financial crisis in Greece and potential long term economic impact.
Op-Ed: Three Reasons The Pacific Trade Pact Is Critical to U.S. Economy
Read Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber’s op-ed in IBD on the importance of trade to U.S. economic growth and international competitiveness.
New ACCF Report Makes Case for Lifting Crude Export Ban
New ACCF report highlights unanimous conclusion of multiple reports that lifting the crude oil exports ban will provide measurable economic advantages for U.S.
Where would Bernie Sanders fare better, France or the US?
Read Mark Bloomfield’s op-ed in The Hill on global attitudes on income inequality and solutions.
Sen. Hoeven headlines ACCF Event on Energy Exports & Trade Policy
On May 20th, ACCF hosted a congressional briefing Crude Exports and U.S. Trade Policy: A Closer Look at the Policy & Economic Outlook. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) opened the event with keynote remarks on American energy policy.
New Report: Economic & Geopolitical Impacts of Crude Oil Exports
As production of crude oil and natural gas expands, debate continues in the public policy arena about the export of these products. The ACCF convenes a panel of scholars to discuss crude oil exports and trade policy.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) Addresses ACCF Tax Working Group
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) shares his perspective on tax policy and reform efforts at a May 14th meeting of the ACCF Tax Working Group.
ACCF Sponsors New Report on Lagging U.S. Capital Investment
A new report sponsored by the ACCF and completed by The Aspen Institute program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation explores the various causes of sluggish capital investment, discusses the damaging implications this ongoing trend has had on U.S. productivity and economic growth.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More