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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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June Economic Policy Evening

Trade policy was the centerpiece discussion at the June 2015 Economic Policy Evening.  Congressional attendees included Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX). Other VIPs included Damien Levie, Head of Trade and Agriculture Section of the European Union Delegation in Washington, DC, Nowetu Luti, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy […]

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May Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF hosted its May 2015 Economic Policy Evening with discussions on the latest issues facing the 114th Congress. Former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray joined Senator James Lankford (R-OK) U.S. Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) and John Martin of the HELP Subcommittee Members of the media included Will Rahn, Washington Bureau Chief, The Daily […]

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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: […]