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

Investing pioneer Burton Malkiel: Don’t worry about the yield-curve recession indicator

Investing pioneer Burton Malkiel believes investors shouldn't worry too much about a key recession indicator — the so-called the flattening yield curve. "Recently, the curve...

The real reason you’re not getting a pay raise

The economy is growing strongly, the unemployment rate has been at or below 4.5 percent for 16 straight months, but wage growth remains disappointingly...

An Inverted Yield Curve May Not Portend Doom

How worried should investors and policy makers be about the possibility of an inverted yield curve—a historical predictor of future recessions and bear markets...

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...