Rodrigo Castro Cornejo

Rodrigo Castro Cornejo is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and associate director of the UMass-Lowell Center for Public Opinion. He also serves as the co-principal investigator of the Mexican Election Study (ENEM). He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame

The Political Economy of Populism in Mexico

Rodrigo Castro Cornejo discusses the reasons for the rise of left-wing populism in Mexico under Andrés Manuel López Obrador, how López Obrador’s administration has changed Mexico’s political economy in his six years in office, and what this means for the future of populism in Mexico as voters head to the polls on June 2.

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