A Panel Data Analysis of Latin American Left Populism
Constitutional Political Economy (Forthcoming)
24 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2019 Last revised: 15 Feb 2020
Date Written: February 14, 2020
This paper studies the impact of 21st century populism in Latin America on income and human development. We find a significant economic cost of populism that is consistent with other studies using a different methodology than ours. Our sample consists of five Latin American countries representative of populist governments: Argentina (2003 – 2015), Bolivia (since 2006), Ecuador (since 2007), Nicaragua (since 2007), and Venezuela (since 1999).
Keywords: Latin America, populism, pane data regression, income
JEL Classification: E02, P11, P51
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