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) considered the arguments for both in discussion with Professor Stephanie Rickard (LSE Government). Utilising data from British Election Surveys, he showed 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 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
A podcast of this event is available to download from LSE Player.
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This event was held on 24 November 2020 and it was part of the US Centre's Phelan Family Lecture Series.