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: Battle Between Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Bloomberg TV
On Bloomberg TV, Jason Furman, Harvard Kennedy School Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Former Council of Economic Advisers Chairman and ACCF CPR...

Numbers Don’t Lie: Spending Is the Cause of Our Out-of-Control Deficits

The Hill
In recent years, federal deficits have exploded and debt outstanding has grown rapidly. Considering continued high interest rates and modest economic growth, as well as consensus projections that these conditions will continue and...

Ukraine May Have to Accept a Cease-Fire

The Wall Street Journal
According to a recent report in the Washington Post, troops on the front line are running out of ammunition. Artillery shells are being rationed,...

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...