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Professor Christian Weller Reflects on Obama’s Economic Legacy


In their new Center for American Progress issue brief, Public Policy and Public Affairs Professor Christian Weller and CAP Associate Director Brendan Duke analyze a diverse range of metrics to shed better light on the Obama administration’s economic legacy. 

Christian WellerObama’s Legacy on the Economy Is Anything But a Mess

The economy improved markedly under former President Barack Obama, from the start of 2009 through the end of 2016. Faced with the specter of another Great Depression in winter 2009, President Obama enacted a series of policies that helped the economy avoid that fate. The economy was growing again by the second half of 2009, and jobs followed suit by early 2010.

Read in full at Center for American Progress.

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