Mind the Gaps: Exploring the Interactions between Political and Economic Inequality in Latin America


A Kellogg Work-in-Progress Seminar with Visiting Fellow Diego Sánchez-Ancochea.

A common argument in the literature is that political and economic inequality reinforce each other to create a negative equilibrium. Latin America is an example of this negative feedback loop: a powerful elite has historically influenced public policy in its favor, thus contributing to economic inequality. But does higher political inequality always signal higher economic inequality in practice? Sánchez-Ancochea studies the cross-country relation between political and economic inequality through cluster analysis. He illustrates different patterns of interaction among Latin American countries and proposes hypotheses to explain them.

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Diego Sanchez-Ancochea

Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (PhD, New School for Social Research), a 2018-2019 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow, is a political economist whose research is focused on income inequality, social policy, and the political economy of development in Latin America. While at Kellogg, Sanchez-Ancochea will continue his research on the relationship between economic and political inequality...
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