Research & Publications

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.

Regulatory Improvements to Ensure Process Certainty: Ten Impactful Ideas

This paper is a result of a November 16, 2016 bipartisan roundtable discussion identifying ten specific issues and beginning the dialogue on finding solutions.

Report: Tax Reform and Clean Energy R&D

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Brady-Ryan tax reform plan proposed last summer would decrease taxes on corporate profits and investment income, while preserving the existing credits for...

A Smart Regulatory Process for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The unrestrained growth of the federal regulatory state impedes U.S. economic growth and disproportionately affects America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs, according to a new report released today by the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research. The report – A Smart Regulatory Process for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses – details how the burden of federal regulation falls unevenly on the small businesses that are major drivers of innovation, productivity, growth, and job creation in the U.S. economy.

Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on the Industrial Sector

While the regulatory approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States has largely focused on the power and transportation sectors, it’s clear that substantial reductions by the industrial sector would be needed to meet President Obama’s pledge under the Paris Agreement. This report by the ACCF Center for Policy Research and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy summarizes a study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting on the potential impacts to the U.S. economy of regulating industrial sector GHG emissions.

Prioritizing Tax and Regulatory Improvement in 2017

As the attention of the nation and world leaders turn to Washington, D.C. to see what issues the new 115th Congress and administration of President Donald Trump are championing in 2017, the American Council for Capital Formation and its affiliated Center for Policy Research have developed a broad set of policy recommendations on tax reform and improvements to the federal regulatory process, particularly in the energy, environment, and financial services spaces, to guide and focus discussions both on Capitol Hill and downtown. Read the full memo.

ACCF Board of Scholars

The ACCF Center for Policy Research has welcomed leading economists as members of its board of scholars. This distinguished board includes several Nobel Prize winners, members of the Presidential Council of Economic Advisers and Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Treasury consultants, Federal Reserve board members and more.

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ACCF Distinguished Fellow

The ACCF Center for Policy Research inaugurated its Distinguished Fellows Program in 1994 to highlight the work of the nation’s leading scholars on tax, regulatory, and environmental policy research.

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Michael J. Boskin

2014 & 2015 Recipient

Michael J. Boskin is T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 1989 to 1993.

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