Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110810
Authors: 
Piopiunik, Mark
Ruhose, Jens
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5303
Abstract: 
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, more than 3 million people with German ancestors immigrated to Germany under a special law granting immediate citizenship. Exploiting the exogenous allocation of ethnic German immigrants by German authorities across regions upon arrival, we find that immigration significantly increases crime. The crime impact of immigration depends strongly on local labor market conditions, with strong impacts in regions with high unemployment. Similarly, we find substantially stronger effects in regions with high preexisting crime levels or large shares of foreigners.
Subjects: 
immigration
crime
allocation policy
JEL: 
F22
J15
K42
R10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.