ACCF Scholars

ACCF Scholars

C.E.O.s Are Qualified to Make Profits, Not Lead Society

The New York Times
An old debate over the proper role of C.E.O.s has entered the political arena. But chief executives aren’t well equipped to take on broad social issues.

Architect of Trump’s coronavirus stimulus plan says it’s too little, too...

Axios
By Dion Rabouin The Trump administration's proposal to send Americans $1,000 checks is now too little, too late, the plan's architect tells Axios. What happened: Trump...

ACCF Commends Kevin Hassett’s Return to White House

The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research (ACCF CPR) commends the return of Kevin Hassett, former Chairman of President Trump's Council...

U.S. Should Flood Businesses With Cash, Says Former White House Economist

Bloomberg
By Christopher Condon Former chief White House economist Glenn Hubbard said the U.S. may be headed into a depression unless the government takes drastic action...

Thoughts on the Pandemic

Greg Mankiw's Blog
Several reporters have emailed me, asking my thoughts about the current economic situation in light of the ongoing pandemic. Here they are, in abbreviated...

The Case for a Big Coronavirus Stimulus

The Wall Street Journal
Given the mounting economic risks posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, Congress should act swiftly but thoughtfully to pass fiscal stimulus. This...

The Biden Tax Plan

Greg Mankiw's Blog
The Tax Policy Center has released its report on Joe Biden's tax plan. Most noteworthy is the huge increase in taxes on high-income households. The...

Cut tariffs to help economy, scholars say

China Daily
"Lowering tariffs-in fact getting rid of them entirely-would be the best thing the (US President Donald) Trump administration could do by executive action to help slow the economic stall, especially in manufacturing," said Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow and trade expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.

ACCF Scholar Greg Mankiw on the Economic Ideas of the Left...

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

Yang vs. Warren: Who Has the Better Tax Plan?

The New York Times
"The Warren tax may provide an incentive for high-wealth couples to divorce. Whereas a married couple could exempt $50 million of wealth from the tax, two unmarried partners could each exempt $50 million for a total of $100 million. Given the 2 percent tax rate, married couples could avoid $1 million per year in taxes by divorcing..."

Obama’s former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron...

Business Insider
Jason Furman, a Harvard economist and former adviser to Barack Obama, says the UK must strengthen its competition rules to prevent damaging mergers like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram.

The 5 surprising things about the new USMCA trade agreement

Washington Post Monkey Cage
ACCF Scholar Chad Bown on six big changes NAFTA's replacement, the USMCA, makes

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

CNBC
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...

CNBC
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 Wall Street Journal
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

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