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Title: Replication Data For: Analyzing the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index and Presidential Rhetorical Simplicity in the United States      
dateReleased:
04-29-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/BKYZHX
ID:
doi:10.7910/DVN/BKYZHX
description:
Recent efforts by Baker, Bloom, and Davis (2013) make it possible to evaluate whether changes in economic policy uncertainty have any bearing on the actions taken by political officials. This current project assesses whether economic policy uncertainty in the United States compels the U.S. president to increase the linguistic and substantive simplicity of public remarks. In an attempt to either decrease rising economic policy uncertainty, or stop the occurrence of economic policy uncertainty altogether, the president can choose to discuss issues in a very simple way. Time series analyses of monthly information spanning between 1993 and 2013 indicate that an increase in the economic policy uncertainty index results in an increase in presidential rhetorical simplicity. This provides an initial indication that the rhetorical strategy of linguistic and substantive simplicity employed by presidents can be shaped by economic conditions.
description:
Olds, Christopher, 2015, "Replication Data For: Analyzing the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index and Presidential Rhetorical Simplicity in the United States", http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/BKYZHX, Harvard Dataverse, V1
name:
Olds, Christopher
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997