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Unfulfilled Expectations and Populist Politics: Examining the Emergence of the EFF in South Africa

Nonso Obikili
The last decade has seen the resurgence of populism with South Africa not spared. In South Africa, the elections in 2014 saw the emergence of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) which, through its own brand of populist politics, won over 6.5 percent of the vote making it the third largest party in...
Jan 2018
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Democracy, Populism and Hyperinflation(s): Some Evidence from Latin America

Manoel Bittencourt
We test for the populist view of inflation in Latin America between 1970 and 2007. The empirical results - based on the relatively novel panel time-series data and analysis - confirm the theoretical prediction that recently elected governments coming into power after periods of political...
Mar 2010
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