Economic Policy

Economic Policy

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...

The real reason you’re not getting a pay raise

The economy is growing strongly, the unemployment rate has been at or below 4.5 percent for 16 straight months, but wage growth remains disappointingly...

An Inverted Yield Curve May Not Portend Doom

How worried should investors and policy makers be about the possibility of an inverted yield curve—a historical predictor of future recessions and bear markets...

ACCF Urges Inclusion of ISDS in NAFTA 2.0

ACCF Urges Inclusion of ISDS in NAFTA 2.0 Investor protections ensure that U.S. companies are treated fairly by our trading partners WASHINGTON, DC — The North...

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...

Why the Investor State Dispute Settlement is critical to NAFTA

In an ideal world, where the rule of law and fair treatment of any subject is the common theme of legal systems around the world, the Investor State Dispute Settlement could be obsolete as Mr. Trump and Ms. Warren wish. However, the reality and past evidence point to the fact that a strong and binding ISDS is beneficial for any participant to protect one’s investment. In a highly globalized capital market, that not only protects the corporations but also their workers and the private investors who own these assets through various savings vehicles, including through retirement accounts.

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%.

Donald Trump’s zero-tariff solution

Zero tariffs would be the ultimate victory for totally free and fair trade. It would advantage the United States most because we already impose the lowest trade barriers. It would also expose many of Mr. Trump’s severest critics as free-trade frauds. President Trump, you should do this because the worst that could happen is our allies may even take you up on the offer.

Economy doing well but more to be worried about in Trump’s...

Jason Furman, Peterson Institute and former CEA chairman, discusses the state of the U.S. economy under the Trump administration. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom...

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Weighing Whether there are Too Many or Too Few Jobs

Will there be too few or too many jobs in the future? We are told as a result of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution...

ACCF to President Trump: Back Kigali Amendment to Boost U.S. Competitiveness

  June 20 2018  The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500  Dear President Trump:  On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we commend...

Mexico makes good on threats to impose tariffs on $3 billion...

Mexico said it would impose import duties on $3 billion worth of U.S. products, including cheese, bourbon, pork and others, making good on its threats...

Trade wars have no winners

The Administration has policies that could help the economy over the long run, such as tax and regulatory reform or simple workforce development, but when it comes to trade policy, ideology trumps good economic arguments. Despite the belief in the White House, trade wars have no winners.

Tariffs aren’t a cure-all for US jobs, economist says

By Henry Fernandez The dean of Columbia Business School said President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs will not solve the effects of technological change and globalization on...

Odds are Trump re-enters the Paris Agreement in 2020

In the end, the decision is in the president’s hands, but I place the odds of greater than 60-40 that President Trump, the dealmaker, scores a Paris political victory shortly before the 2020 election, thanks in large part to the flexibility that his predecessor gave him.