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ACCF Scholar Greg Mankiw on the Economic Ideas of the Left and Right

Conversation with Bill Kristol
ACCF Center for Policy Research Scholar N. Gregory Mankiw on the Economic Ideas of the Left and Right

In Memoriam: Paul Volcker, former Fed Chairman and ACCF Board Member

The ACCF bids farewell to Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents...

ACCF Applauds USMCA Breakthrough

ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber praised the bipartisan deal struck by House Democrats and the White House on the USMCA trade agreement.

Battle royale: SEC locks horns with investors over proxy advisers

Financial Times
Last year, a report commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation, a non-profit, found 139 purported “proxy adviser errors” across 94 different companies. But in a letter to the SEC last month, the CII said that when it delved into the ACCF report, it found that “most of the claimed errors were actually disagreements on analysis and methodologies.”

The U.S. Ratification of USMCA: Reading the Tea Leaves

There is no question about the importance of the North American trade pact to the economies of the three parties, as outlined by a recent ACCF report. Unfortunately, the pact’s economic merits have not been enough to motivate a speedy ratification by the U.S. This short report looks at the issues raised by the Democrats as a stumbling block for ratification and other concerns about the future of USMCA emerging due to the uncertainty created by Chinese trade war.

The Proxy Protection Racket

Wall Street Journal
Studies have found that the two firms can swing 20% of votes in proxy elections. An American Council for Capital Formation review last year found that 175 asset managers with $5 trillion of assets voted with ISS recommendations 95% of the time. Activist hedge-fund investors often enlist the proxy firms to shake up management, for better or worse.

The Future of USMCA and Its Impact on the North American Economy

On October 22, 2019, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on "The Future of...

ACCF Praises DOE Leadership

ACCF Thanks Outgoing Energy Secretary Perry, Praises Continued Leadership at Department of Energy Under Brouillette

A Retroactive Tax Hike is Bad Tax Policy

Morning Consult
American taxpayers should understandably be able to rely on the tax code to make sound business decisions to be successful now and in the future and not wonder if their elected officials are going to pull the rug out from under them and possibly even claw back money that is rightfully theirs.

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  • Green New Deal: An Economist’s Perspective
    As climate change and policies to address it take center stage, it is important to have a constructive discussion that will bring productive and long-lasting results to this important problem. There is no doubt the Green New Deal (GND) has provoked that discussion with its ambitious goals. As ACCF has stated before, we agree that […]
    Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
  • Does New Congress Threaten Trump Energy Agenda? Not So Fast
    Congress returns with a renewed focus on climate change and clean energy under the direction of the newly minted House Democratic majority. But with President Donald Trump still in control of the White House and a Republican majority in the Senate, prospects for major shifts in policy remain slim. Even in the House where a […]
    Robert Dillon

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