Research and Reports

Business Roundtable strives to inform the public dialogue and assist the policy process through in-depth research and reports, economic analysis, congressional testimony and correspondence with federal lawmakers.

Jun 28, 2022


Trade and American Jobs The Impact of Trade on U.S. and State-Level Employment: 2022 Update
Feb 28, 2022

Executive Summary Policymakers continue to face a host of challenges, including getting the economy through the pandemic, and creating and…

North American Business Leaders’ Perspectives on USMCA Opportunities and Challenges
Feb 28, 2022

We are less than two years into a modernized North American trade agreement and already the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) boasts…

Diversity and Inclusion
Explore the Stories
Feb 3, 2021

Education and Workforce
The Economic Impact of Curbing the Optional Practical Training Program
Dec 10, 2018

The Trump Administration has indicated plans to scale back a variety of existing immigration channels that would directly or indirectly affect the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.

Delivering for America | Full 2019 Report
Nov 27, 2018

The macroeconomic impacts of reinvesting in America’s infrastructure systems

Energy and Environment
Sep 17, 2018

Sustainability For over a decade, Business Roundtable CEOs have been a leading voice for the sustainability business case – demonstrating…

Energy and Environment
Energy at Work
Dec 7, 2017

Upgrading America’s Energy Infrastructure

Tax and Fiscal Policy
Buying & Selling: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and the U.S. Corporate Income Tax
Sep 13, 2017

This report is an update and expansion of a 2015 EY report that analyzed the cross-border M&A market for OECD…

Economic Effects of Immigration Policies
Aug 29, 2017

Immigration is central to America’s identity. Since the United States’ founding, immigrants have strengthened our country through their talent and hard work while enriching our culture. New arrivals not only add energy and innovation to American society, but they also have long been and remain essential to our strong, dynamic economy.

Education and Workforce
Work in Progress
Jun 1, 2017

Closing the skills gap is a work in progress, but business leaders are moving forward on several fronts to tackle…

Back In Business
May 16, 2017

A Blueprint for Renewing America's Infrastructure

Health and Retirement
Health Benefits: Providing Value for Our Employees
Mar 7, 2017

Dear business leaders and stakeholders: I am pleased to share with you a new report highlighting what leading U.S. companies…

Education and Workforce
Why Reading Matters and What to Do About It
Dec 16, 2016

U.S. companies are experiencing a very real “skills gap”—one that will become even more acute as the economy continues to…

Corporate Governance
Promoting Responsible Shareholder Engagement
Oct 31, 2016

Modernizing the Proxy Process for Public Companies The current U.S. proxy system, which was developed in the 1980s, is complicated…

Corporate Governance
Principles of Corporate Governance
Aug 1, 2016

Through our Principles of Corporate Governance , Business Roundtable has for decades provided public companies with the most modern guidance…

Corporate Governance
The Materiality Standard for Public Company Disclosure: Maintain What Works
Oct 1, 2015

A foundational principle of the U.S. securities laws is that public companies have an obligation to publicly disclose information to…

Road To Growth
Sep 17, 2015

In 2015, Business Roundtable released Road to Growth: The Case for Investing in America's Transportation Infrastructure . The report highlighted…

Health and Retirement
Driving Innovation in the Health Care Marketplace
Sep 1, 2014

U.S. health care spending is the highest in the world, but we do not always receive the best quality in…

Education and Workforce
Taking Action on Education
Oct 7, 2013

A skilled, prepared workforce is the cornerstone of economic competitiveness. Yet, by many measures, the United States is failing to…

Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure
Jul 26, 2013

From the beginning, abundant natural resources, navigable waterways and extensive terrain have provided the backbone for commerce and community in…

Taking Action on Immigration
Apr 10, 2013

Realistic Solutions for Fixing a Broken System America is a nation of immigrants. It is also governed by the rule…

It’s Time to Act for America’s Future: 2013 CEO Growth Agenda
Jan 31, 2013

We are at a pivotal time in our nation’s history. America faces a number of serious challenges, including unacceptably low economic…

Health and Retirement
Social Security Reform and Medicare Modernization Proposals
Jan 16, 2013

Social Security Reform Proposal Social Security Financial Problems The April 2012 Social Security Trustees Report reaffirmed that the financial condition…

More Intelligent, More Effective Cybersecurity Protection
Jan 9, 2013

Executive Summary  Cybersecurity threats from nation states and other well-funded, highly motivated actors present risks that neither the public nor…

Global IT Policy Report
Jun 6, 2012

Promoting Economic Growth through Smart Global Information Technology Policy The Growing Threat of Local Data Server Requirements I. Introduction As CEOs…

Taking Action for America
Mar 8, 2012

America faces many challenges as we work together to restore the promise of economic growth and security for our country,…

Taking Action for America: Protecting U.S. Technology Assets with Effective Cybersecurity
Mar 7, 2012

With the spread of information and telecommunications technologies across the economy, the daily operations and long-term value of most economic…

Leading Examples of Change: Deploying IT for Social Development
Jan 30, 2012

Introduction Throughout the centuries, private enterprise has brought people together, introduced new value-based activities, and created ways for individuals and…

Mission Critical One-Pager
Oct 11, 2011

“Mission Critical: A Public-Private Strategy for Information Security” lays out a strategy for a more modern, flexible and collaborative approach…

Mission Critical
Oct 11, 2011

This Business Roundtable public policy statement outlines a cohesive solution for managing new cybersecurity challenges in the coming decade. Business…

Corporate Governance
The Nominating Process and Corporate Governance Committee: Principles and Commentary
Apr 1, 2004

Business Roundtable has developed seven principles to serve as best practices for the nominating process and corporate governance committees. These…

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