On Tuedsday, December 13, the 3rd DIW Europe Lecture was held on "The Populist Turn in American Politics: Implications for Europe". In this lecture Professor Eichengreen traced the populist turn in American politics from the late 19th century to the present day, and identified instances and conditions under which mainstream politicians and parties succeeded - and failed - in stemming the populist tide.
Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His most recent book is Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses - and Misuses - of History.
This event was organized in cooperation with the American Academy and Barry Eichengreen is a Kurt Viermetz distinguished visitor at the American Academy in Berlin.