Economic Policy

Economic Policy

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...

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.

Look to Latinos to drive US economic growth

Published in The Hill

The one thing President Trump, Democrats, the chattering class and, most importantly, the American public can agree upon is the need for higher U.S. economic growth. An analysis from June 28, Latino GDP Report, highlights the Latino contribution to the U.S. economy. It provides helpful insight to our country’s challenge of creating greater economic growth.

How the New Russia Sanctions Bill Could Cost U.S. Jobs

Published in Fortune

While there may be no such thing as a perfect sanction, surely Congress can do better. No one votes for a representative to go to Washington in order to approve an obviously job-killing measure such as this.

Don’t sanction Americans for Russia’s misdeeds

Published in The Hill

Congress has every right to impose economic sanctions to protect America's geopolitical interests. But any sanctions that expand Directive 4 would strengthen the Putin regime at the expense of American workers.

Capital Formation 101

Published in inFOCUS Quarterly

Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber outlines policy prescriptions to promote capital formation and achieve real economic growth.

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."

ACCF Salon: “Where Goeth Tax Reform in 2017?”

The May 3rd ACCF Economic Policy Evening focused on tax reform in the 115th Congress.  Attendees offered policy analysis and political forecasts to the...

Trade Deficit, GDP Rise and Fall Together

Letter to Editor Published in Wall Street Journal

Rather than meddling with trade and the free market, the administration would be better off creating a competitive environment by prioritizing comprehensive tax and regulatory reform for the U.S. economy. That will provide more bang for our buck.

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.