Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168092
Authors: 
Kürschner, Kathleen
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Housing E11-V2
Abstract: 
This paper exploits the natural experiment provided by the unexpected disintegration of socialist East Germany to study the impact that immigration has on residential housing rents in recipient regions. Using a spatial correlation approach, annual district-level migration data and rental price indicators, we find strong evidence for a positive and sizeable effect of immigration on housing rents. An exploration of exogenous origin-region push factors yields IV estimates of even larger magnitude.
JEL: 
J61
R21
R23
R31
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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