The rise of populism: is it really the economy stupid?

Author:Zoltan Jakab
Pages:7-8
SUMMARY

A quick read of the news would have you believe that populism is on the rise following the Great Recession. At the same time, concerns about inequality loom over policy debates and discussions have focused on the merits and disadvantages of globalization and how certain groups in society have become vulnerable to technological progress. Are these causes related to the rise in populism?.

 
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THE RISE
OF POPULISM:
IS IT really
THE ECONOMY,
STUPID?
Zoltan Jakab
7IMF RESEARCH perspectives | imf.org/researchbulletin
A quick read of the news
would have you believe
that populism is on the rise
following the Great Recession.
At the same time, concerns about inequality loom
over policy debates and discussions have focused
on the merits and disadvantages of globalization
and how certain groups in society have become
vulnerable to technological progress. Are these
causes related to the rise in populism?
zjakab@imf.org

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