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Economic policy and the rise of populism


IFN and CESifo

Öppna seminarier


This year’s EEAG report discusses the rise of populism, primarily economic implications of populism. Professor Clemens Fuest, CESifo, Munich, and his co-author argue that “implementing some of the policies they [populist politicians] favour, particularly the dismantling of international trade agreements, would generate significant costs and may lead to economic crises [...]”.

In the report a gloomy picture is painted: “The period is marked by austerity policies, with no obvious end in sight, lingering high unemployment, the near stagnation of the Eurozone economy (with the exception of a buoyant Germany), and a perception of growing disparities in income and wealth in many countries.”

At the same time, the authors of the report remark that the growth of populist power may have the positive effect of forcing governments to address economic issues they have failed to take into account so far. The question is how the society can deal appropriately with the challenge of populism.

Clemens Fuest will present the report. A panel discussion will follow. In the panel Professor Fuest will be joined by:

Karolina Ekholm, State Secretary to Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson
Assar Lindbeck, Professor IFN and Stockholm university
Alice Teodorescu, Editor-in-chief for Opinion at Göteborgs-Posten

Cecilia Garme, journalist, will moderate the seminar.

Date: Thursday April 6, 8.30–10.00. Registration and coffee (& sandwich) starts at 8.00.

Venue: Armémuseum, Riddargatan 13/Artillerigatan 13, Stockholm.

The seminar will be in English.

Vill du göra en sen anmälan? Kontakta Elisabeth Gustafsson,


Registration no later than March 30, 2017.
The seminar is free of charge, though by cancellation after April 3, 2017, an administrative fee of SEK 200 will apply.

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The EEAG Report on the European Economy includes a growth forecast as well as other topical European themes. This seminar is based on chapter 2: “European Economic Economic Policy and the Rise of Populism – It’s Not So Simple”, by Clemens Fuest & John Driffill. This is the third year that the EEAG report is presented to a Swedish audience by IFN.


Aktuell forskare

Martin Ljunge

Forskningsområden: Socialekonomi, offentlig ekonomi och arbetsmarknadsekonomi.

Några av de frågor Martin Ljunge försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Hur påverkar tillit individers hälsa och välstånd?
  • Har välfärdsstaten långsiktiga effekter på beteenden?

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