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

The Average US Retirement Age Increased over the Past 30 Years

In a new American Enterprise Institute study, ACCF Scholar Mark Warshawsky notes over the past 30 years, the average retirement age has increased by about three years, from 62 to 65.

How Badly Will the Democrats Lose the Midterm Elections?

The Wall Street Journal
A long list of variables will determine if 2022 is more of a freeway pileup or Krakatoa. Will Congress pass some version of Build Back...

ACCF Scholar: Senate-bound Retirement Legislation Still Needs Work

Real Clear Politics
Encouraging retirement savings is a laudable goal, and the House recently overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to that effect; “Securing a Strong Retirement Act of...

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...