The macroeconomic impact of Trump

  title={The macroeconomic impact of Trump},
  author={Benjamin Born and Gernot M{\"u}ller and Moritz Schularick and Petr Sedl{\'a}{\vc}ek},
  journal={Policy Studies},
  pages={580 - 591}
ABSTRACT Donald Trump was the President of the United States from January 2017 to January 2021. During that time, except for the period since spring 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on economic activity, the US economy has been doing very well according to key indicators like the unemployment rate and GDP growth. Does Trump deserve credit for the booming economy? To address this question, we develop a counterfactual scenario for how the US economy would have evolved without Trump… 
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