A Political Theory of Populism
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We thank Jon Eguia, Timothy Feddersen, John Hat...eld, Emir Kamenica, Alessandro Lizzeri, Jean Tirole, Francesco Trebbi, participants of PIER Conference on Political Economy, the Political Economy in the Chicago Area Conference, Non-Democratic Regimes Conference at Yale, Society for Economic Dynamics Conference in Montreal, the Econometric Society World Congress in Shanghai, NBER Summer Institute PEPF in 2011, and seminars at Harvard and the New Economic School for valuable comments. Acemoglu gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, the NSF and the AFOSR. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.