Economic Policy

Economic Policy

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...

Americans have grown skeptical of trade agreements, despite the strong postwar record of their strategic and economic benefits. Too many believe that trade agreements...

U.S. trade relations

President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is...

Op-Ed: Low-income Americans the biggest losers from Trump’s tariffs

President Trump announced his final decision on steel and aluminum tariffs. While it looks like we will have to wait for details on which countries and products will be covered, the president repeated his emphasis on fairness and that we might see further action on trade. However, the whole process has been alarming to American businesses and our major allies.

Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

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

Divesting from Big Oil a tough sell — even in the...

The city's underfunded liabilities range from $65 billion to $142 billion, according to a report by the American Council for Capital Formation. Taxpayer contributions to the funds have also increased within that timeframe, from $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2002 to $9.3 billion in fiscal year 2017.

Trump’s Really Bad Idea

With his steel and aluminum tariff proposals, President Trump seems to have missed some of the trade basics that Adam Smith and David Ricardo taught the world more than two centuries ago.

ACCF on Tariffs and Cohn Resignation

"Numb" is how ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield describes Washington's reaction to the resignation of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. He also offers his political take on President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Look beyond the threat of steel tariffs to the 1.8 million...

The seventh round of Nafta talks are under the shadow of President Trump’s plan to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel and a...

How to Shape U.S. Infrastructure Policy

This special report first looks at the reasons for infrastructure investment and then sets the stage for steps that are crucial for successful infrastructure projects. Particular attention is paid to ways to use existing funds more effectively and to increase participation by the private sector. The paper concludes with alternative methods for financing and funding the country’s much needed infrastructure.

Why Economists Are Worried About International Trade

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

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

We can’t ‘reclaim our building heritage’ without cutting red tape

Published in The Hill

Overly burdensome red tape should never be a major factor in determining a project’s successful beginning.

SOTU: Infrastructure Investment, Regulatory Improvement and Free Trade are Winning Policy...

President Trump should be commended for his efforts in shepherding the first major overhaul of our tax system in over thirty years.

Fox Business: Bloomfield on President Trump and Davos

On Fox Business FBNam, ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield weighs in on President Trump's trip to Davos, the message of "America is Open for Business" and what it means to be a Pro-Business Populist.

At Davos, Trump can ensure ‘American First’ isn’t ‘America Alone’

Published in The Hill When German professor Klaus Schwab organized a meeting of European business leaders to discuss global management practices in Davos 47 years...