Economic roots of populism in Western countries point to the role of economic insecurity that plagues losers from recent large economic shocks. We show that fiscal redistribution matters by comparing Italian municipalities equally hit by the economic shocks leading to populism but, at the same time, very differently exposed to the generosity of the EU structural funds, because of their locations on the two opposite sides of the geographical border that determines eligibility. Estimates resulting from a spatial regression discontinuity design show that in 2013 general election larger EU financing caused a drop in populism of about 9% of the mean of the dependent variable.

Populist voting and losers’ discontent: Does redistribution matter? / Giuseppe Albanese, Guglielmo Barone, Guido de Blasio. - In: EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW. - ISSN 0014-2921. - ELETTRONICO. - 141:(2022), pp. 104000.1-104000.21. [10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.104000]

Populist voting and losers’ discontent: Does redistribution matter?

Guglielmo Barone;
2022

Abstract

Economic roots of populism in Western countries point to the role of economic insecurity that plagues losers from recent large economic shocks. We show that fiscal redistribution matters by comparing Italian municipalities equally hit by the economic shocks leading to populism but, at the same time, very differently exposed to the generosity of the EU structural funds, because of their locations on the two opposite sides of the geographical border that determines eligibility. Estimates resulting from a spatial regression discontinuity design show that in 2013 general election larger EU financing caused a drop in populism of about 9% of the mean of the dependent variable.
2022
Populist voting and losers’ discontent: Does redistribution matter? / Giuseppe Albanese, Guglielmo Barone, Guido de Blasio. - In: EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW. - ISSN 0014-2921. - ELETTRONICO. - 141:(2022), pp. 104000.1-104000.21. [10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.104000]
Giuseppe Albanese, Guglielmo Barone, Guido de Blasio
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