On the Journals: Western Populism and Economic Development

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The election of Donald Trump last year and Britain voting to leave the EU (‘Brexit’) left a lot of people angry and confused. While there was a lot of in-depth media coverage trying to make sense of the phenomenon immediately after the fact, the academic analysis is as usual late to the game because of the lag associated with academic publishing

Only these past couple of months have academic articles dealing with the issue started appearing. Real World Economics Review, for example, published an excellent special issue on Trumponomics in March. Although the analysis tends to be Western-centric, there have been a few notable pieces that take a more global perspective and/or deal with economic consequences for the developing world.

Here is an overview of the best I’ve seen so far:

On a related note, the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking is organizing a workshop on this topic in Italy in June. You can submit an abstract here (deadline April 19th).

Feel free to leave additional recommendations on the topic in the comments section below.

Photo: Gage Skidmore

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