PII

Populism, Inequality and Institutions

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Project Details

PII investigates the argument that the underlying driver of populism is lifetime shifts in economic inequality, caused by on-going economic transformation through technological change and import competition. The underlying dynamics are hypothesised to display similar patterns of change across countries.

However, the pattern of populist attitudes may differ, depending on how such long-term change can be mediated through institutions, education, retraining and upgrading; and how the effect of populist attitudes is magnified via electoral and party institutions.

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Recent Publications

Trends in Absolute Income Mobility in North America and Europe

Adrian Adermon, Anne C. Gielen, Espen Bratberg, Hans van Kippersluis, Jo Blanden, Keun Bok Lee, Martin D. Munk, Martin Nybom, Maximilian Hell, Outi Sirniö, Robert Manduca, Stephen Machin, Sumaiya Rahman, Yuri Ostrovsky |

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Stakeholders

USA: Policy makers (Peterson Institute, National Bureau of Economic Research).

Poland: Polish government.

Sweden: Swedish government.

Estonia: Estonian Parliament

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