Event Title

Economic Determinants of U.S. Presidential Election Outcomes

Presenter Information

Martin Hooper

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Theresa Finley

Start Date

24-4-2018 1:40 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 2:40 PM

Description

This study analyzes the relationship between a variety of economic factors and outcomes in U.S. presidential elections from 1988 to 2008. Current research on this topic uses the success of incumbent candidates as the dependent variable when looking at election results. This study instead analyzes election results in terms of the success of Republican candidates. Findings suggest that GDP, disposable personal income, and unemployment all have a significant effect on the outcome of U.S. presidential elections.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 24th, 1:40 PM Apr 24th, 2:40 PM

Economic Determinants of U.S. Presidential Election Outcomes

This study analyzes the relationship between a variety of economic factors and outcomes in U.S. presidential elections from 1988 to 2008. Current research on this topic uses the success of incumbent candidates as the dependent variable when looking at election results. This study instead analyzes election results in terms of the success of Republican candidates. Findings suggest that GDP, disposable personal income, and unemployment all have a significant effect on the outcome of U.S. presidential elections.