ACCF Scholars

ACCF Scholars

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...

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,...

As Trump gambles with more economic stimulus, the Fed is poised...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump with his budget proposal raises his bet that he will boost the economy before high inflation and...

ACCF Scholar Ken Medlock Testifies on Energy Infrastructure

Hearing on The Evolution of Energy Infrastructure in the United States and How Lessons Learned from the Past Can Inform Future Opportunities

‘Dear colleagues, please explain your letter to Steven Mnuchin’

Well-designed tax reform can make the economy stronger and careful economic analysis is essential. Careful analysis is well served by discussion and debate of these issues that is at least as frank and vigorous as what we are all accustomed to in the average economics seminar.

ACCF Scholars: How Tax Reform Will Lift the Economy

In a November 25 letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, ACCF Scholars including Michael Boskin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Glenn Hubbard, Harvey Rosen, and John Taylor joined several other leading economists to make the case that the Republican tax reform bills could boost GDP 3% to 4% long term by reducing the cost of capital.