Economic Policy

For nearly thirty years, the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation's strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.

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Energy and Climate Change Policy

ACCF is an internationally recognized economic authority on energy and environmental policy issues. Because energy use and economic growth go hand in hand, policymakers should develop a flexible, long-term approach to reducing the growth of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This will require a global effort based on technological innovation and technology transfer to developing countries where GHG emissions growth is most rapid. In addition, U.S. tax policies should be reformed to reduce the cost of capital for new energy efficient and pollution control technologies.

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  • President Obama’s Energy Legacy: Will It Last?

    A Primer in Lessons Learned for the Incoming Trump Administration

  • Congress should take the lead on our nation’s energy policies

    By Dr. Margo Thorning Almost a year ago, Congress made history by lifting the ban on crude oil exports – an archaic provision in the law that stifled America’s ability to become global energy leader. Now, Congress has the opportunity to make history once more by refocusing on long overdue items in the final days […]

  • Clinton Misses Point of Trump’s Tweet on China’s Climate “Hoax”

    During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of thinking “climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” The real estate mogul denied ever making the statement. Referencing a 2012 tweet from Trump, Clinton surrogates and environmental activists quickly unleashed a storm of ridicule, smugly asking whether Trump actually believes climate change […]

  • The Presidential Politics of Energy Policy

    Climate change is the new energy policy. President Obama has shifted the nation in recent years away from the abundance of oil and natural gas to cleaner, though more expensive, renewable energy sources. The president has made a 180-degree turn since winning re-election in 2012. Once supportive of an “all-of-the-above” energy policy, he has replaced […]

Tax Policy

For three decades, the American Council for Capital Formation has been a leading and effective advocate of sound economic policies to promote sustained economic growth, job creation, and international competitiveness. With its bipartisan approach, the breadth and diversity of its support in the business community, and long experience working with policymakers and the media, the ACCF has been instrumental in focusing attention on the need for economic policies to enhance capital formation.

Research Publications & Testimony

Recent Articles

  • We can’t let tax extenders obstruct comprehensive reform

    In 1992, then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton championed the iconic campaign motto when running for president: “It’s the economy, stupid.” As the political punditry conducts their postmortem analyses of this month’s election, it is clear that same logic held true nearly a quarter of a century later: Americans are tired of sluggish growth and weak job creation — […]

  • BBC World News: Bloomfield discusses latest on Trump transition

    On November 22nd, ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield was interviewed on BBC World News and discussed the latest on the Trump transition, impact on US business and markets.

  • ACCF Conversations with Economic Policy Advisors to Clinton and Trump Presidential Campaigns

    As a centerpiece of its 2016 Election Project, the ACCF hosted economic advisors to both of the major presidential campaigns along with business leaders, foreign diplomats and leading journalists to gain insight and offer policy ideas for the 45th presidency. On October 25, David Kamin, Economic Policy Adviser for Hillary for America, outlined Secretary Clinton’s […]

  • American University Kogod Business School: ACCF on “Best Ideas to Grow the Economy”

    ACCF President Mark Bloomfield is featured in a new report from American University’s Kogod Business School titled, “Best Ideas to Grow the Economy,” which offers 50 recommendations from Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, startup founders, state and local government officials and thought leaders from across the country. Despite the U.S. job market nearing full […]