Trade

The ACCF firmly believes that international trade is critical to U.S. economic growth. Most economists agree that the benefits from free trade outweigh any resulting job loss and that appropriate domestic policies such as trade adjustment assistance can help shore up any domestic labor impact. Most trade agreements have resulted in overall job growth in the U.S. and increased manufacturing output. The right trade policies can provide a boost to U.S. productivity and our international competitiveness.

News

Stephen Moore: The threat of tariffs may work

The threat of tariffs is leading to lower tariffs. The irony is that if President Trump keeps winning this way, he may actually end up being one of the champions of freer trade.

Sweating the Auto Details of Trump’s Trade Deal with Mexico

New publication from Peterson Institute for International Economics on President Trump's trade deal.

ACCF Statement on One Year Anniversary of Start of NAFTA Negotiations

ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber issued the following statement in recognition of the one year anniversary of the commencement of NAFTA renegotiation: “Today...

Research & Publications

THE GLOBAL RACE FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS: Commercializing Alaska’s Natural Gas

INTRODUCTION Alaska’s prospect for short and long-term economic growth is in jeopardy, as efforts to unlock the full potential of the state’s energy resources have...

U.S. RESOURCE NATIONALISM: The Impact of Energy Trade Restrictions on National...

Antiquated federal laws that severely limit U.S. energy exports undermine long-term U.S. foreign policy interests by threatening the international free trade regime, obstructing development...

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban

INTRODUCTION Oil and natural gas development in the United States is expanding at record levels. In the last week of February 2015, the U.S. produced...