ACCF Scholars

ACCF Scholars

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.

AI’s Implications for Productivity, Wages, and Employment

Will there be fewer good jobs? Or is AI creating opportunities? Economists say it could be both.

Here’s How the GOP Wants to Change Corporate Taxes in America

ACCF Scholar Gary Hufbauer explains what Congress' proposed tax reform legislation would mean for American businesses.

How to Improve the Trump Tax Plan

The business tax plan being promoted by President Trump, and its close cousin released by House leadership this week, start with a good idea but then descend into an unworkable mess. Fortunately, the flaws can be fixed, if policymakers are willing to be bold.

The U.S. Can No Longer Afford Deficit-Increasing Tax Cuts

Compared with 1981 and 2001, revenue is down and the debt is way up as a share of GDP.

Who Benefits From Corporate Tax Reform?

Corporate reform belongs as part of a middle-class oriented tax reform.

Why America Needs Tax Reform

Trump needs to stress the growth payoff and rebut falsehoods from critics at the Tax Policy Center.

In Memoriam: ACCF-CPR Scholar Allan Meltzer

The ACCF Center for Policy Research bids farewell to Allan Meltzer, Carneige Mellon Professor and former member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers...

Trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan — jobs boost or giveaway?

Published on CNN.com

ACCF Scholar Doug Holtz-Eakin: "The Trump administration has just completed "infrastructure week." Though it drew little media attention and produced few details, it's worth considering how it will play into President Donald Trump's overall economic strategy."

Panel: Achieving Comprehensive Tax Reform in 2017

On May 18th, the ACCF Center for Policy Research hosted an engaging discussion on tax reform with Chairman Peter Roskam of the House Ways...

What the President Could Learn From Professional Economists

Michael T. Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser, gave President Trump at least one piece of excellent advice. According to The Huffington Post, it was 3 a.m. when Mr. Flynn got a call from the president with an important question: Is it good for the economy to have a strong dollar or a weak one? Mr. Flynn, whose background is in the military rather than in macroeconomics, said he didn’t know. He suggested that the president ask an economist. Just so.

C-SPAN: ACCF Scholar Gary Hufbauer Discusses Trade Policy

ACCF scholar Gary Hufbauer talks trade policy under the incoming Trump administration on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

How Donald J. Trump Could Promote Long-Term Economic Growth

Published in New York Times

Dean of Columbia Business School and ACCF scholar R. Glenn Hubbard writes in New York Times that President-elect Trump could give U.S. economic markets a much needed shot in the arm by closing the door on failed efforts at stimulus and overreliance on monetary policy that have held back growth and aggravated economic anxiety for many households and business people.

ACCF Scholar: Recovery through tax reform

Published in National Review

With apologies to Ronald Reagan, next year is teed up to be the biggest supply-side-policy year in American history. The expected changes are too numerous to list, but the most economically consequential will be tax reform.