Economic Policy

Since 1975, the ACCF and its affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the press, and the public that a nation’s strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, energy and environmental policies to promote investment, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.

News

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%.

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.

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.

Capital Formation: Challenges And Opportunities For The Next Administration

Foreword Concerns about the low U.S. saving rate and its negative impact on capital formation and economic growth have been a key driver of the...