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.

Research Publications & Testimony

Recent Articles

  • Op-Ed: Candidates should stump on capital formation

    This year’s election cycle has been unpredictable, to say the least. Time and time again, the Washington punditry has been trumped (no pun intended) by the latest pivot away from campaign orthodoxy. While political calculations have proven as dicey as a Vegas roulette table, it’s a safe bet the economy will be front and center […]

  • 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 American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research’s (the Center) agenda for the past four decades. In recent years, in addition to sluggish economic indicators, increased political rhetoric that […]

  • What Will Really Fix America’s Unfair Tax System

    Else, tax inversions won’t go away. Nothing galvanizes bipartisan opposition quite like flawed tax policies, as the Obama Administration recently learned when 18 former high ranking U.S. Treasury officials of past administrations from both parties publicly rebuked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for Treasury’s latest proposal to discourage corporate inversions. Their assessment was succinct: the Treasury’s […]

  • Introduction to Capital Formation 101

    New Report Finds Tax and Regulatory Policies Holding Back Investment and Savings into the U.S. Economy

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.

Research Publications & Testimony

Recent Articles

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

  • Op-Ed: Candidates should stump on capital formation

    This year’s election cycle has been unpredictable, to say the least. Time and time again, the Washington punditry has been trumped (no pun intended) by the latest pivot away from campaign orthodoxy. While political calculations have proven as dicey as a Vegas roulette table, it’s a safe bet the economy will be front and center […]

  • When shaping tax reform, let’s not single out oil and gas industry

    When it comes to policymaking, it’s important to be forward-thinking and consider the unintended consequences that may result. This is especially critical when it comes to crafting tax policy that can have lasting ripple effects across the nation’s economy. The U.S. tax code was last updated in 1986. Many experts and policymakers agree that a […]

  • What Will Really Fix America’s Unfair Tax System

    Else, tax inversions won’t go away. Nothing galvanizes bipartisan opposition quite like flawed tax policies, as the Obama Administration recently learned when 18 former high ranking U.S. Treasury officials of past administrations from both parties publicly rebuked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for Treasury’s latest proposal to discourage corporate inversions. Their assessment was succinct: the Treasury’s […]

  • IRS Data: Strong Markets Bolstered Capital Gains in 2014

    Net capital gains swelled 34.4 percent in 2014, according to preliminary data from individual tax returns. A healthy market was likely the reason for the jump, Pinar Cebi Wilber, a senior economist for the American Council for Capital Formation, told Bloomberg BNA in a May 27 interview.