An Index of Latin American Populism

45 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019

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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: February 15, 2019

Abstract

This paper builds a populism index to study to impact of commodity prices and economic crisis on Latin American populism in the early 21st century. Panel data analysis shows some evidence that both, commodity prices and economic crisis, are correlated with an increase in populist policies.

Keywords: Latin America, populism, panel data regression, income

JEL Classification: E02; P11; P51

Suggested Citation

Cachanosky, Nicolas and Padilla, Alexandre, An Index of Latin American Populism (February 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3375424 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3375424

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Alexandre Padilla

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