Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Time to Regulate Proxy Advisory Firms

In the world of corporate governance, proxy advisory firms like ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) and Glass Lewis have become increasingly important. Their role advising...

ACCF Joins SEC Commissioner for Capitol Hill Panel on ESG Investments

On May 9, ACCF Vice President of Policy and General Counsel Timothy Doyle participated on a Capitol Hill panel sponsored by the Savings and Retirement Foundation: “The Impact of ESG Investments on Retirement Wealth.”

New Report: Proxy Advisory Firms Operate with Unchecked Power

A new ACCF report finds that proxy advisory firms are currently operating with minimal oversight, making recommendations that materially impact public companies’ proxy outcomes, operations and disclosure requirements.

Lighthizer Should Take a Longer-Term View

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s all-or-nothing approach to overseas investment is very shortsighted (“Nafta Proposal Jolts Energy Sector,” U.S. News, April 25). A U.S....

As Investment Funds Politicize, Department of Labor Stops What’s Anti-Investor

The Trump Administration took a major step this week to get politics out of investments, and investments out of politics. Among the government agencies...

EU leaders put Trump’s unilateralism to the test

The White House is having a busy week with visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The list of issues...

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.

A Conversation with Senator Ron Wyden on Principled Bipartisanship Today

On March 20th, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined ACCF members and representatives from the business community for a conversation on "Principled Bipartisanship Today."

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.