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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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Scenes from Recent News & Events

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ACCF Hosts Congressional Briefing on Crude Oil Exports and Trade Policy

On May 20th, The American Council for Capital Formation 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 by a robust panel discussion moderated by Dr. Margo Thorning. Expert panelists included: […]

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ACCF Tax Working Group

On May 14th, the ACCF hosted a meeting of its tax working group. Tax professionals from a broad cross section of industry sectors, including manufacturing, utilities, transportation, real estate, energy and finance gathered to discuss the latest developments in domestic and international tax policy. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Co-Chair of the Business Income Tax Working […]

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ACCF Hosts Dinner on Regulatory Reform

The ACCF hosted a special Economic Policy Evening dedicated to the growing need for regulatory reform.  Representatives from a broad cross section of industries attended.  Former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray was among the special guests. Pictured above is former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray and ACCF Executive Vice President George David Banks.