Economic Policy

Economic Policy

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...

Stocks Weren’t Made for Social Climbing

Profits are the proper gauge of a company’s value to consumers—and to society.

Fox Business: Mark Bloomfield on State of Markets in Early 2018

On Fox Business FBNam Mark Bloomfield discusses the state of the markets in early 2018 and the early impacts of tax reform. Watch the latest...

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.

Scrapping Nafta cannot help the losing side

It is true that trade policies have winners and losers, but their net impact is a win for the country.

US NAFTA stance makes for good TV but bad policy

The administration is pushing for tax reform in order to grow the U.S. economy, create jobs and increase wages. Advocating a destructive trade agenda could negate what could be achieved through tax reform by decreasing the anticipated economic growth and eating away the impact of the wage increase by increasing costs for consumers.

Pensions Leaving Workers Behind By Focusing On Messaging, Politics

Published in Investor's Business Daily

Individual investors have the right to do whatever they please with their investments, but CII's members have a duty to deliver. If — or perhaps we should say when — they don't provide the funds that retirees expect, taxpayers will be the ones picking up the tab.