Keep Calm And Keep Shopping – How Elections Impact Retail Sales

by MR Magazine Staff

It is well known that retail sales have regular cycles that can be disrupted by external events, such as federal elections. While anecdotally it has been suggested that uncertainty around elections causes shoppers to close their wallets and purses, there appears very little evidence either domestically or globally to support the claim that an election campaign will negatively impact consumer spending. Read more at The Conversation.