Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century
2019. The Independent Review. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 209-226
24 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2018 Last revised: 15 Feb 2020
Date Written: December 24, 2018
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
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