12 Dec 16

Populism is not a new phenomenon in the United States. In his lecture, economist Barry Eichengreen reviews a century and more of economic populism in America and place the historic November 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in that context. He analyzes how mainstream American politicians and institutions have responded to populist movements in the past, and identifies circumstances and approaches that have enabled them to respond more–and less–successfully to the populist challenge.