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Anderson Economic Group Experts on Immediate Aftermath of Election


EAST LANSING, MI – Updated November 17, 2016 – Experts from Anderson Economic Group are already preparing immediate, post-election debriefs on three of the hottest topics at stake in the 2016 election, and are prepared for releases on the following schedule:

Wednesday, 1:30 pm: Six Tax Policy Changes (or maybe just Five!)

Tax policy experts Patrick Anderson and Alex Rosaen have prepared a special day-after-election presentation to the Michigan Association of CPAs on the tax law changes they should expect after the tumultuous 2016 election. The release of these “top six changes” will be timed to begin when they present at the conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Is “carried interest” a goner? Will we “tax the rich” or “give small businesses a break”? Stay tuned…we'll pick the top 5 or 6 changes sometime after midnight tonight.

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Thursday: What Voters Said about Marijuana Laws

AEG experts produced the most comprehensive state analysis of the market for legalized cannabis products in November 2015. This sober analysis was unusually accurate in both assessing the likely market in states where recreational cannabis products are legal, and in predicting that states (such as Ohio) would not rush to legalize cannabis. Just in advance of the release of the report’s second edition, Editor Peter Schwartz will explain how American voters saw the cannabis issue in 2016.

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Was it really that surprising, or just another “Pocketbook election”?

In 2004, economists Patrick Anderson and Ilhan Geckil produced the “pocketbook” model of presidential elections, demonstrating that three-quarters of American's voting patterns can be explained by a simple economic model. Winner of the 2004 Edmund Mennis award from the National Association for Business Economics, the original pocketbook model was updated for the 2004, 2008, and 2012 election—predicting the popular vote winner each time. This year's prediction is for the incumbent party to retain the White House again. We'll compare how a pocketbook model that completely ignores polls, approval rating, campaign spending, and even the names of the candidates did in comparison with the enormous effort put into survey research in 2016.

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