Kautz Lecture Focuses on Economy and 2000 Elections
Date: Oct. 13, 2000
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Archive: General News
Cincinnati -- The economy could prove to be a "sleeper" issue in
the stretch run to the 2000 presidential election.
according to Thomas Mann, a leading expert on governmental
affairs from the Brookings Institution who will bring his views
on the election to the University of Cincinnati through the 2000
James C. Kautz Lecture on "The Economy and the 2000 Elections."
Mann's lecture is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in Room 112
of Lindner Hall.
With a tight race and no single issue
dominating voter concern, the stage is set for the economy to
play the role it usually does in an election. "Even though it's
not showing up yet, (the economy) is there as a backdrop and it
tends to be a deciding factor for late-deciding voters, if
history is any guide," says Mann, the W. Averell Harriman Senior
Fellow in American Government at the Brookings
Mann will also discuss the historical impact the
economy has had on elections and how elections, in turn, shape
the performance of the economy. He will also touch upon the
economic policies that George W. Bush and Al Gore would likely
pursue if elected.
The lecture is sponsored by the James C.
Kautz Speakers Program in Political Economy, the departments of
economics and political science in the College of Arts and
Sciences, and the Taft Memorial Fund. It is free and open to the