Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191434
Authors: 
Candel-Haug, Katharina
Cuntz, Alexander
Falck, Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7409
Abstract: 
The economic consequences of migration are hotly debated and a main topic of recent populist movements across Europe. We analyze Polish immigration in the context of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union and find a positive and significant spillover effect of the immigrants on the number of local inventors in German counties in 2001-2010. For causal identification, we exploit a historical episode in the Polish migration history to Germany before the fall of the Iron Curtain and construct a shift-share instrument. Our results differ from findings for high-skilled migration to the United States, which is particularly interesting as Polish immigration to Germany was not based on selection by qualification in our period of analysis.
Subjects: 
migration
innovation
JEL: 
J61
O31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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