Which president has the best economic record and what does the record tell us about the future?

The President as Economist: Scoring Economic Performance from Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Desk Reference on the EconomyConsidering the performance of U.S. presidents in terms of how their decisions strengthened or eroded the economic health of the nation can provide valuable lessons on the best strategies for managing our economy. Today, even though the United States has recovered from the Great Recession, economic challenges to sustain the recovery and ensure that all citizens benefit require smarter policy making.

Find out in Richard Carroll’s new book on presidential economic performance. This book evaluates presidential economic performance through an analysis of key performance indicators—quantitative data, not through surveys of presidential popularity. The final chapter presents a score for each administration and ranks the performances of the 12 presidents.

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