Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/200094
Authors: 
Levi, Eugenio
Mariani, Rama Dasi
Patriarca, Fabrizio
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper No. 364
Abstract: 
In this paper, we test the hypothesis that the causal effect of immigrant presence on anti-immigrant votes is a short-run effect. For this purpose, we consider a distributed lag model and adapt the standard instrumental variable approach proposed by Altonji and Card (1991) to a dynamic framework. The evidence from our case study, votes for the UK Independent Party (Ukip) in recent European elections, supports our hypothesis. Furthermore, we find that this effect is robust to differences across areas in terms of population density and socioeconomic characteristics, and it is only partly explained by integration issues.
Subjects: 
Immigration
Voting
Political Economy
JEL: 
P16
J61
D72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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