Table of Contents for President As Economist : Scoring Economic Performance from Harry Truman to Barack Obama


Figures and Tables
vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Abbreviations xxix
Timeline of Events xxxi
PART I GENERAL ECONOMY: THE PRESIDENT'S INFLUENCE ON THE PRIVATE SECTOR
One GDP and Productivity: Presidential Influence on Economic Production
3(40)
Two Inflation and Interest Rates: Incentives and Disincentives for Economic Production
43(12)
Three Savings and Investment: Groundwork for Growth
55(10)
Four Growth of the Stock Market: The Value of Private Companies
65(12)
Five Employment and the Poverty Line: The "Other" Bottom Lines of Economic Policy
77(14)
Six U.S. Exports and International Trade Balance: America's Global Competitiveness
91(14)
PART II FISCAL ECONOMY: THE PRESIDENT'S INFLUENCE ON THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Seven Federal Budget Growth and Share of the Economy: Maintaining a Public/Private Balance
105(14)
Eight Federal Budget Deficits and the National Debt: A President's Fiscal Responsibility
119(14)
Nine Federal Taxation: Raising Revenue Effectively for the Public
133(20)
PART III COMBINING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INDICATORS: OVERALL PRESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE RANKINGS
Ten Economic Performance Rankings from Harry Truman to Barack Obama
153(30)
Annex 1 Methodology 183(4)
Annex 2 The Great Depression and World War II: Background to the Modern Economy 187(6)
Annex 3 Statistics 193(18)
Selected Bibliography 211(4)
Index 215