Economic Conditions and Executive Popularity: The French Experience

  title={Economic Conditions and Executive Popularity: The French Experience},
  author={Michael S. Lewis-Beck},
There is a growing body of research which treats the effects of economic conditions on presidential popularity in the United States. For the French case, however, work on the question has yet to begin. I focus here on the impact of variations in unemployment and inflation on presidential popularity in France, as measured by monthly national surveys taken over the last two decades. According to my analysis, increasing unemployment and inflation result in significant and important reductions in… CONTINUE READING


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