ESA National Economic Panel Polls
2016 US Election - November 2016
Extraordinary things happened in the countdown to an extraordinary US presidential election. Last week, 20 economic Nobel laureates released a jointly signed 'open letter to the American people' - a veritable 'dream-team' of living legends in the world of economic sciences.
The letter concludes:
"We do not all agree with every one of Secretary Clinton's proposals, but in this election, the choice is clear: Hillary Clinton is by far the superior presidential candidate for our economy and our country."
These extraordinary times called for an extraordinarily agile poll of the National Economic Panel. We sought the Panel's opinion on the following:
Proposition: "Hillary Clinton is likely to be the superior US presidential candidate for the Australian economy and for Australia."
Thirty-six (75%) of our panellists responded and an overwhelming majority (83%) agreed or strongly agreed with this statement.
In the media
Clinton presidency better for Australian economists (The Australian) (9 November 2016)
The consequences of a Donald Trump win are disastrous for the Australian economy (The Sydney Morning Herald) (9 November)
US election 2016 live blog: ‘World collapsing before our eyes (news.com.au) (9 November 2016)