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MW Lecture: Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) - Globalization and the Populist Backlash

Dates:
  • Wed 14 Feb 2018 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2018-02-14 17:00 2018-02-14 18:30 Europe/Paris MW Lecture: Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) - Globalization and the Populist Backlash

Populism may seem like it has come out of nowhere, but it has been on the rise for a while. Economic history and economic theory both provide ample grounds for anticipating that advanced stages of economic globalization would produce a political backlash. While the backlash may have been predictable, the specific form it took was less so. Prof. Rodrik distinguishes between left-wing and right-wing variants of populism, which differ with respect to the societal cleavages that populist politicians highlight. The first has been predominant in Latin America, and the second in Europe. These different reactions appear to be related to the relative salience of different types of globalization shocks.

Prof. Jean Pisany-Ferry (RSCAS) will introduce the Lecture.
MW Fellow Aydin Yildirim (RSCAS) will chair the Lecture.

Refectory, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

Populism may seem like it has come out of nowhere, but it has been on the rise for a while. Economic history and economic theory both provide ample grounds for anticipating that advanced stages of economic globalization would produce a political backlash. While the backlash may have been predictable, the specific form it took was less so. Prof. Rodrik distinguishes between left-wing and right-wing variants of populism, which differ with respect to the societal cleavages that populist politicians highlight. The first has been predominant in Latin America, and the second in Europe. These different reactions appear to be related to the relative salience of different types of globalization shocks.

Prof. Jean Pisany-Ferry (RSCAS) will introduce the Lecture.
MW Fellow Aydin Yildirim (RSCAS) will chair the Lecture.


Location:
Refectory, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail

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