Announced: Helios Herrera

Posted on the 26th January 2018 by Anisha

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Helios Herrera, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, will be speaking at WES2018.

Prof Herrera specialises in Political Economy, Applied Theory, Macroeconomics, and Experimental and Financial Economics. He is the coordinator of the Political Economy and Public Economics (PEPE) Warwick Research Group. His research interests involve voter turnout, democratic systems of government, as well as populism. His talk will indeed focus on a very controversial topic he is currently researching: economic populism, which has come back strongly in the western world as the current economic insecurity fuelled demand for populist policies.

Before coming to Warwick, Prof Herrera served various academic posts, including Associate Professor at HEC Montreal and Lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Pavia, and his PhD in Economics from New York University (NYU).

Here is an article from the Economist, “The power of populists”, which features Prof. Herrera’s research: https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21725298-when-elites-appear-ineffective-voters-give-radicals-chance-power

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