Comparing Presidents' Economic Policy Leadership

  title={Comparing Presidents' Economic Policy Leadership},
  author={M. Weatherford},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
Presidents are rightly held responsible for managing the national economy - they exercise substantial discretion over fiscal policy and have the potential for informally influencing monetary policy. At the same time, presidential accomplishments are circumscribed by market forces and institutions at home and overseas, and the complexities of fragmented authority and external constraints make judging performance difficult. I draw on the literature on economic policymaking and on the presidency… Expand
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