The Economics of Populism and Radicalism (SoSe 2022)








Tag Zeit Häufigkeit Datum Raum
Montag 09:00- 11:00 Uhr Einzeltermin 28.03.2022  
Freitag 09:00- 16:00 Uhr Einzeltermin 24.06.2022  
Freitag 09:00- 16:00 Uhr Einzeltermin 01.07.2022  


For more details, see the Seminar's Syllabus.


Seminar focus

Populism and radicalism have been on the rise in the 21st century. This seminar discusses the causes and consequences of this rise. The topics selected cover many dimensions, from economic crises and globalization, to the role of media and social norms. As a complement, a short historical perspective is included as well. Through this seminar, participants will engage with state-of-the-art empirical research in political economy. The course language is English.


The course is open to Master students in Economics (modules MWP28-33). Prior knowledge in introductory econometrics is required. We expect participants to have attended the course Empirical Methods, at least. Additional knowledge in econometrics is highly welcome.


Credit points are granted for preparing a term paper (15 pages), presenting the results in front of the class as well as for actively participating during the seminar. Each student is assigned one baseline paper. Students are expected to critically present and analyze the central aspects and methods of their baseline papers and discuss their relevance in the context of a somewhat broader academic literature.

Application and enrollment

To apply for this seminar, send an email to Manuel Santos Silva ( The application deadline is March 11, 2022. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. Applications will be processed of a first-come, first-served basis.

Students who have successfully applied for this seminar will receive an e-mail with information on how to sign in for the Learnweb course. Once enrolled, participants can rank the baseline papers according to their preferences. The ranking will be open March 21 to March 27, 2022 (12p.m.). The assignment of participating students to the papers will be communicated in the introductory meeting on March 28, 2022. Participation in the first meeting is mandatory to enroll for the class. Additional registration for the seminar is required in FlexNow before the early deadline of the summer term 2022.


If you have organizational questions, please reach out to Manuel Santos Silva (


  • Dr. Manuel Duarte Santos Silva (verantwortlich)