Economic Policy Uncertainty in Election Years

Abstract: In this article, I focus on the measurement techniques and historical trends of a specific form of uncertainty: economic policy uncertainty, as measured by the EPU index. I describe how the EPU index has behaved during presidential election years, offering insights into its potential evolution.

Keywords: uncertainty; economic policy uncertainty; presidential elections;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Richmond Fed Economic Brief

Publication Date: 2024-06

Volume: 24

Issue: 20