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Some elements of Peronist beliefs and tastes

Rafael Di Tella and Juan Dubra ()

Latin American Economic Review, 2018, vol. 27, issue 1, 1-34

Abstract: Abstract We study the beliefs and values of Peronism. Instead of a comprehensive approach, we focus on three elements. First, we study beliefs and values about the economic system present in Peron’s speeches during the period 1943–55. Second, given that these beliefs are non‐standard (for economists), we present two models formalizing some of the key aspects (for example, the idea that there is something more than a material exchange in labor relations). Third, we study survey data for the 1990s on the beliefs of Peronist and non-Peronist voters in Argentina and Democrat and Republican voters in the US. While income and education suggest that Peronists (in relative terms) look like the Democrats, their beliefs and values suggest that Peronists are the Argentine equivalent of the Republicans.

Keywords: Populism; Altruism; Exploitation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J42 D64 L4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s40503-017-0046-5

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