Axel Kaiser

Executive Director

Para el Progreso Foundation

Axel Kaiser is a Chilean-German lawyer, best-selling author, columnist, and political analyst. He is currently the Executive Director of the Fundación para el Progreso, one of the most influential think-tanks in Latin America. He holds the Friedrich von Hayek Chair at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago de Chile since 2016.

In 2013 and 2014, he published two articles in Forbes: “Is this the end of the Chilean economic miracle?” and “Michelle Bachelet is destroying Chile’s free-market institutions.” Also, he has written works such as “The Fatal Ignorance: The right-wing’s Cultural Anorexia Against the Ideological Advance of Progressive Ideas,” “The Tyranny of Equality,” where he attempts to dismantle what he considers the fallacies of egalitarianism. One of his famous works is “The Populist Deception,” where he, together with Guatemalan political scientist – Gloria Álvarez criticizes the left-wing populism phenomena.

Axel holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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