The President as Economist: Scoring Economic Performance from Harry Truman to Barack Obama

The President as Economist: Scoring Economic Performance from Harry Truman to Barack Obama

by Richard J Carroll
     
 

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This book provides evaluations of American presidents over the course of 66 years of U.S. economic history, using quantitative data to provide credible, defensible answers to controversial questions like "Whose economic policies were more effective, Ronald Reagan's or Bill Clinton's?"

• An appendix provides the official data upon which the rankings are based

Overview

This book provides evaluations of American presidents over the course of 66 years of U.S. economic history, using quantitative data to provide credible, defensible answers to controversial questions like "Whose economic policies were more effective, Ronald Reagan's or Bill Clinton's?"

• An appendix provides the official data upon which the rankings are based

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"In an election year, a simple measure for evaluating the economic performance of US presidents is alluring. This effort updates the author's earlier work, An Economic Record of Presidential Performance: From Truman to Bush (CH, Jul'96, 33-6402). Carroll's evaluation method is simple but subjective. . . . Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440801815
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Carroll, MA, MBA, is an economist, evaluation specialist, and financial analyst who has published several books and articles about the U.S. economy that cover a range of issues focusing on lessons for current policy. His published works include Praeger's An Economic Record of Presidential Performance: From Truman to Bush and NewsGuides™ Top 10 Issues 2011—An Economic Guide to the Top Issues Facing the United States.

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