Paul Kenny is Professor of political economy and comparative politics at the ACU and a Visiting Fellow at the ANU, where he was previously Head of the Department of Political & Social Change. He has written widely on populism, inequality, and other topics in comparative political economy, and is the author of the award-winning book, Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win Elections in India, Asia, and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2017). His current book project is titled: Why Populism? The Economics of Winning and Keeping Power from Ancient Greece to the Present. He received his PhD in political science from Yale University and has degrees in economics and political economy from Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Economics.