Tax Policies for 4% Growth


April 10, 2012 - April 11, 2012

The 4% Growth Project was launched by the Bush Institute in 2011 with the goal of achieving sustainable and real GDP growth of four percent, an attainable level that will ensure Americans of better jobs, lower debt, and vastly increased opportunity and prosperity.

Through this conference and other events, the 4% Growth Project identified changes in government policy and business practices that will produce higher growth and advocated those changes to policy makers and the public. The aim of this conference was to change the economic conversation in America so that it focuses on growth and what causes it.


Conference Transcript


Tax Policies for 4% Growth – Conference Transcript



Video Highlights

Videos of keynote presentations by President George W. Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Congressman Paul Ryan are available below.




Tax Partners


•Bosarge Family Office
•Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield
•Highland Capital Management, LP
•Byron Trott, BDT Capital Partners
•The Honorable Robert K. Steel
•U.S. Chamber of Commerce
•First Trust Advisors
•Illinois Policy Institute


Conference Publications


”The Mythical Benefits and Real Dangers of Securities Transaction Taxes”

By Robert E. Litan

  “Evidence in Opposition to Securities Transaction Taxes: The Case of Japan”

By Eric Schmitterer

“The Influence of Tax Rates on the U.S. Stock Market”

By John Prestbo

“The Impact of Macro Factors on the US Stock Market”

By Eric Schmitterer

“The Benefits for States of Reducing the Taxes on Capital Gains”

By Ike Brannon