Immigration and Institutional Change (Did Mass Immigration Cause Peronism in Argentina)

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Nicolas Cachanosky

Metropolitan State University of Denver; American Institute for Economic Research; UCEMA Friedman-Hayek Center for the Study of a Free Society

Alexandre Padilla

Metropolitan State University of Denver - Department of Economics

Alejandro Gómez

Universidad del CEMA-Department of History

Date Written: January 11, 2021

Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between mass immigration in Argentina and the rise of Juan D. Perón (the iconic Argentine populist leader) in the mid-20th century. We find no evidence suggesting that mass immigration to Argentina from 1876 through 1925 explains Peronism directly or indirectly, such as through a reaction to immigrants or their descendants. Instead, a weak institutional framework and domestic conditions independent of immigrants’ role in Argentine economics and society explain Peronism’s rise.

Keywords: immigration, institutions, institutional breaks, Peronism, Argentina

JEL Classification: N4, P3

Suggested Citation

Cachanosky, Nicolas and Padilla, Alexandre and Gómez, Alejandro, Immigration and Institutional Change (Did Mass Immigration Cause Peronism in Argentina) (January 11, 2021). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3764194

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Alejandro Gómez

Universidad del CEMA-Department of History ( email )

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Argentina

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