Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century

Forthcoming, The Independent Review

24 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2018 Last revised: 26 Dec 2018

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Nicolas Cachanosky

Metropolitan State University of Denver; American Institute for Economic Research

Alexandre Padilla

Metropolitan State University of Denver - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 24, 2018

Abstract

This paper offers an economic and institutional assessment of 21st-century Latin American populism, particularly in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. We find that populism fails to offer the significant economic and social improvements that leaders promise and voters hope for. Instead, it produces a marked deterioration of economic and political institutions.

Keywords: Populism; Macro-populism; Latin America

JEL Classification: P26; P27; P48

Suggested Citation

Cachanosky, Nicolas and Padilla, Alexandre, Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century (December 24, 2018). Forthcoming, The Independent Review. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3147096 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3147096

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