An Index of Latin American Populism
45 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019
Date Written: February 15, 2019
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
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