Business, College of


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June 1990


Published in The Journal of Economic History, Vol. L, No. 2 (June 1990). Copyright © The Economic History Association. Used by permission.


This article examines economic policy in the Eisenhower years and the president's role in the 1960 election. I measure the impact of changes in fiscal policy on real GNP and show that policy in 1959 was unusually contractionary and cannot be dismissed as merely evidence of Eisenhower's fiscal conservatism.

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