ACCF Scholars

ACCF Scholars

Investing pioneer Burton Malkiel: Don’t worry about the yield-curve recession indicator

Investing pioneer Burton Malkiel believes investors shouldn't worry too much about a key recession indicator — the so-called the flattening yield curve. "Recently, the curve...

ACCF Scholar Jason Furman says U.S. economy may be growing faster...

ACCF Scholar and Former Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman of Harvard University discusses the latest numbers measuring economic growth in the United...

The Economy Is Growing Faster Than the Government Says

The official top-line figure for the first quarter is 2%. A more accurate measure puts the rate at 2.8%.

Will Trump’s tariffs help U.S. workers? It could be a wash

A decade ago, Whirlpool controlled about half of the domestic washing machine market. But when things started going downhill, the company blamed unfair competition...

No winners in a US–China trade war

In 2017, US President Donald Trump instructed the US Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate Chinese violations of intellectual property rights, invoking Section 301 of...

A Conservative Economics of Dignity

As we enter his office, Glenn Hubbard apologizes for the building that houses it. Built in 1964, Uris Hall is a jarring structure on...

Is the global trade system broken?

Today's trading system may be bent, but it is not broken. Import tariffs are low. Quotas are relatively uncommon. In 2016, some $15.4trn of...

Worry About the Trade Deficit—a Bit

There is a case for being concerned—though only modestly—about the U.S. trade deficit. The principal villain in this story is not China, Europe or...

Trade Policy Expert Chad Bown Joins ACCF Center for Policy Research...

Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research (ACCF-CPR) announced today that Chad P. Bown has joined the organization’s...

Is This What A Trade War Looks Like?

Glenn Hubbard, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and ACCF Scholar discusses the trade debate with NPR's David Greene.

A debt crisis is on the horizon

ACCF Scholars weigh in on the looming debt crisis.

Talking Trade with Gary Hufbauer

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) nonresident senior fellow Gary Hufbauer recently spoke with the Adam Smith Project about potential implications of President Donald Trump’s Section 232...

Trump’s tariff is the wrong way for trade enforcement — but...

In contrast to sweeping tariff proposals, targeted and deliberate enforcement efforts are imperative both to maintain public trust in international trade and to ensure the domestic economic benefits of those agreements.

Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

Rachel Martin talks to ACCF Scholar Glenn Hubbard about the looming tariffs.

Why Economists Are Worried About International Trade

ACCF Scholar N. Gregory Mankiw weighs in on Trump's

How to grow the economy in 2018

There is little debate that the United States needs faster economic growth. From the fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016,...