With populism driving political discourse these days, REMI will be examining the relationship between popular movements and economic policy analysis in our upcoming events.
Populism stirs emotions in voters without necessarily providing substantive answers to policy questions. It can capture people’s imaginations with simplistic solutions to problems.
At the same time, populism can illuminate valid issues that need to be addressed, and inspire ideas that can be tested and refined. Sometimes populist proposals influence decision makers and shape actual policies.
For our upcoming luncheons in Washington, D.C. on January 31st and cities across the country, REMI will be hosting presentations titled “Populism, Policy Analysis and the Economy.”
We will be demonstrating how to evaluate the fiscal and economic effects of populist proposals and what this means for practical policies. We will be addressing the implications for economic development, energy/environment, health care, minimum income, and transportation.