MENU

Economics Professor Presents Research at Alabama Conference

02.22.2013

Jerry Fox High Point University BusinessHIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 18, 2013 – Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics, recently gave a research presentation at the 2013 Academyof Economics and Finance Annual Meeting in Mobile, Ala.

His presentation, titled “War, the economy, and partisan effects upon the presidential vote,” detailed the influence of war casualties, economic growth, and unemployment on presidential election outcomes during the post-WWII era. The presentation discussed the differences in the reelection vote amongst presidents who initiate war compared to presidents who inherit war from previous administrations.

“My analysis estimates the impact of war casualties and the economy upon presidential election outcomes,” Fox says. “War fatalities during the Korean, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan conflicts adversely impact the in-party presidential reelection vote share. The casualty effect upon the reelection vote, however, is more adverse upon war-initiator incumbencies compared to war-inheritor administrations. Real GDP growth-per-capita and unemployment are also significant influences upon the presidential vote. The results of the analysis suggest that unemployment is a bigger factor upon the reelection vote for Democratic incumbencies compared to Republican presidents.

Fox relates his presentation to his macroeconomics class, noting that macroeconomics affects politics, and politics also affects macroeconomics.

“The condition of the economy influences voter sentiment of the president,” Fox says. “The president, in turn, responds to public attitudes when promoting macroeconomic policies. Finally, economic policies affect macroeconomic performance.”

Fox is currently writing an academic book for “Business Express Press titled U.S. Politics and the American Macroeconomy.”

Fox teaches macroeconomics and international economics in the Phillips School of Business.

Be Sociable, Share!

    EVENTS & DEADLINES

      Nov
      08
      11.08 - 8:30am

      Fall Open House
      Nov
      22
      11.22 - 8:30am

      Fall Open House
    View the Full Calendar

    University News

    Psychology, HPU, Relationship Research, Sadie Leder
    Professor Authors Chapter in New Book for Aspiring Psychology Professors
    read more
    Sharon Love
    HPU to Host Mother of Slain UVA Student for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    read more
    Junior Michelle Palombi informs buyers about products at Designmaster Furniture during the fall High Point Market.
    Industry Exposé: Students Work at High Point Market
    read more
    View All
    HPU SOCIAL
    Connect with us
    On the Social page, you can view all of High Point University’s social media feeds, connect to specific majors and schools on Facebook, and get the latest updates about what’s happening on campus.