Clinton's policies supported by history of Democratic relative economic success
OMFIF Report – Press Release
28 October 2016
This report, the third in OMFIF’s series on the economics behind the US presidential election, examines Hillary Clinton’s policies in the run-up to the 8 November poll.
Entitled ‘Candidate Clinton’s chance’, the report assesses, among other issues, the immediate challenges Clinton would face on taking office; how global constraints would limit her available domestic policy options; and how Clinton’s policies differ widely from those of her rival for the presidency in terms of addressing economic inequality. It points out, too, how history indicates that Democratic presidents are more likely than Republicans to record relative economic success.
The report features contributions from respected commentators, including Otaviano Canuto of the World Bank, Jeffrey Frankel of Harvard University, and Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute. Lord (Meghnad) Desai, chairman of the OMFIF advisory board and emeritus professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, provides a foreword. David Marsh, OMFIF managing director, says a series of paradoxes behind Clinton's candidacy help explain why the campaign, despite tilting significantly in her favour, remains so close fought.
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