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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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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 […]

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June 2016 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF devoted its June 2016 salon to the continued discussion of Presidential Candidates, Populism & US Economic Policy. Members of Congress included: Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) Representative David Price (D-NC) Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) Members of the Media included: Jonathan Easley, Staff Writer, The Hill Daniel Nasaw, […]

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May 2016 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF devoted its May 2016 salon to the discussion of Presidential Candidates, Populism & US Economic Policy. This was also the unofficial launch of ACCF’s 2016 Election Project which is co-chaired by Tom Ridge, former Republican Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security Representative; Jim Jones, former Democratic Chairman of the House Budget […]