Two Faces of Populism

Hosted by the United States Centre as part of the Phelan Family Lecture Series

Online public event


Professor Barry Eichengreen

Professor Barry Eichengreen

Professor Stephanie J. Rickard

Professor Stephanie J. Rickard



Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Explanations for variants of populism are typically framed as a contest between culture and economics. Building on his recent book, The Populist Temptation, Professor Barry Eichengreen (University of California-Berkeley) will consider the arguments for both. Utilising data from British Election Surveys, he will show that populism, and Brexit in particular, is as much about economics as it is about culture and identity.

Barry Eichengreen (@B_Eichengreen) is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Stephanie J. Rickard (@SJRickard) is a Professor of Political Science at the LSE in the Department of Government. Her research examines the effects of political institutions on economic policies. She has appeared on various media outlets to discuss events in the global economy, including BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme.

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is a Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

The LSE's United States Centre (@LSE_US) is a hub for global expertise, analysis and commentary on America. Its mission is to promote policy-relevant and internationally-oriented scholarship to meet the growing demand for fresh analysis and critical debate on the United States.

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