Concern about the low U.S. saving rate and its negative impact on capital formation and economic growth prompted the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) Center for Policy Research to launch a multifaceted, three-year project to explore this issue in 1988. This volume is one element of that project. This book contains slightly updated versions of the papers presented at a two-and-one-half-day conference entitled Saving: The Challenge for the U.S. Economy, held in Washington, D.C., in October 1989.
PART ONE THE U.S. SAVINO CHALLENGE: POLICYMAKER PERSPECTIVES, PART TWO U.S. SAVINO AND INVESTMENT RATE: CAUSE FOR CONCERN? PART THREE STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING U.S. SAVING