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The Effect of Economic Events on Votes for President: 1984 Update

Ray C. Fair

NBER Working Paper No. 2222 (Also Reprint No. r1181)
Issued in April 1987
NBER Program(s):   EFG

In previous work I have developed an equation explaining votes for president in the United States that seems to have a remarkable predictive ability. In this paper the equation is updated through the 1984 election and then used to predict the 1988 election.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2222

Published: Political Behavior, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 168-179, (1988).

 
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