Economic Indicators, Electoral Effects: The Economy's Role in the Presidential Election
Recorded on June 22, 2004
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
Unemployment … job creation … job
"outsourcing"… a new-and-improved Misery Index …
certainly the men-who-would-be-President for the next four years
have tried to make the state of the economy a campaign issue. And
why not? Common wisdom holds that elections turn on the economy.
Will that hold true this year? And, if so, what exactly is the
state of the economy? What economic indicators are the ones to
watch? Which are most likely to boost - or burst - either
candidate's campaign? Join us for a lively discussion of the nexus
of economics and elections, featuring some of Washington's most
influential economists and insightful reporters.