Populism, Inequality and Institutions
The project investigates the argument that the underlying driver is lifetime shifts in economic inequality, caused by on-going economic transformation through technological change and import competition.
Our fundamental hypotheses are that the underlying dynamics of long-term economic structural transformation display similar patterns of change across advanced European countries.
However, the pattern of populist attitudes may differ across countries, depending on how such long-term change can be mediated through institutions, education, retraining and upgrading; and how the effect of populist attitudes on politics is magnified via the configuration of electoral and party institutions.
We address these hypotheses in comparative analysis combining theory with unique administrative and life-course data, combining insights from economics and political science.
|Henning Finseraas Affiliated Researcher||PhD||+47 482 83 email@example.com|
|Øyvind Søraas Skorge Senior Research Fellow||PhD||+47 930 41 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Uta Schoenberg (UCL)|
|Anders Björklund (Stockholm University)|
|David Soskice (London School of Economics and Political Science)|