Alan de Bromhead

Alan de Bromhead is an economic historian with research interests in the history of globalization, political economy, and political extremism. He is a senior lecturer in economics at Queen's University Belfast and a research affiliate of The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

History Suggests Economists Need To Think Precisely About Populism

Economists have become increasingly interested in questions about populism over the last decade and particularly since Brexit and the election of American President Donald Trump. However, the definition of populism remains contested. Alan de Bromhead and Kevin O’Rourke argue that economists need a better understanding of populism’s history and its variegated goals when ascribing specific characteristics and behaviors to populists and their movements.

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