Henderson and Gochenour on “Presidential Greatness”, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


We find that a strong predictor of greatness is the fraction of American lives lost in war during a president’s tenure. We find this predictor to be robust and compare favorably to other predictors used in previous historical research. We discuss potential reasons for this correlation and conclude with a discussion of how historians’ views might affect policy.

via Henderson and Gochenour on "Presidential Greatness", David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty.

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