HIGH POINT, N.C., March 30, 2010 – Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics at High Point University, recently presented a research paper at the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting, held in February in Houston.
His paper, titled “Wartime Presidential Approval: Korean, Vietnam and Iraq Conflicts” examined the influence of war and the economy upon presidential approval during the Korean, Vietnam and Iraq conflicts to test for similarities, differences and other patterns.
“The analysis found that war casualties, inflation and unemployment are significant factors on voter sentiment in each of the three war periods,” Fox says. “The paper also examined the impact of rational ignorance upon voter opinion inertia for presidential approval during each of the three war periods.”
Fox adds that a revision of his paper is under review for possible publication in a refereed academic journal.
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