Populist Governments Lagged Behind in the Fight on COVID

Populist Governments Lagged Behind in the Fight on COVID


In a study on 94 countries, Kerim Kavakli shows that populist distrust in expert advice may have caused delays in the implementation of health measures, closures and mobility restrictions. The effect is stronger in rich countries.


The Paper: “Did Populist Leaders Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic More Slowly? Evidence from a Global Sample” by Kerim Can Kavakli


03.07.2020 Bocconi Knowledge | "Populist Governments Lagged Behind in the Fight on COVID"