2014: Economics at Work Economics at the American Chemistry Council

  • Thomas Kevin Swift


The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies in the business of chemistry. Founded in 1872, it is said to be the oldest industrial trade association in North America. It was originally named the Manufacturing Chemists Association, which likely reflected the small-scale manufacturing typical of the nineteenth century. In the 1970s, the name was changed to the Chemical Manufacturers Association, and then in 2000 to the ACC. The ACC membership is over 150 companies. Members range from small enterprises to large multinationals and all are involved in chemical manufacturing, making products that make modern life possible. ACC members are innovative, productive, and responsible—they all have made a voluntary commitment to uphold the highest standards for protecting health, safety, security, and the environment.


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  1. Mahapatra, S. and T. Swift. 2012. “Constructing Global Production Activity Indexes: The Chemical Industry.” Business Economics, 46(1): 68–81.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • Thomas Kevin Swift
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  1. 1.American Chemistry CouncilUSA

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