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President Eisenhower, Economic Policy, and the 1960 Presidential Election

This article examines economic policy in the Eisenhower years and the president's role in the 1960 election. I measure the impact of changes in fiscal policy on real GNP and show that policy in 1959 was unusually contractionary and cannot be dismissed as merely evidence of Eisenhower's fiscal conservatism.

Reprinted in Business and Government in America Since 1870, Robert F. Himmelberg editor, Volume 9 (Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1994): 249-59.

Publication Information
Article Title: President Eisenhower, Economic Policy, and the 1960 Presidential Election
Journal: Journal of Economic History (Jun, 1990)
Vol. 50, pg. 417-427
Author(s): May, Ann Mari
Researcher Information
    
May, Ann Mari
May, Ann Mari
Professor of Economics
Expertise:
  • Gender and Higher Education
  • Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy
  • U.S. Economic History
  • Women and the Economy
Economics
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