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Immigration and electoral support for the far-left and the far-right

Anthony Edo, Yvonne Giesing (), Jonathan Öztunc and Panu Poutvaara ()

European Economic Review, 2019, vol. 115, issue C, 99-143

Abstract: Immigration is one of the most divisive political issues in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and several other Western countries. We estimate the impact of immigration on voting for far-left and far-right candidates in France, using panel data on presidential elections from 1988 to 2017. To derive causal estimates, we instrument more recent immigration flows by settlement patterns in 1968. We find that immigration increases support for far-right candidates. This is driven by low-educated immigrants from non-Western countries. We also find that immigration has a weak negative effect on support for far-left candidates, which could be explained by a reduced support for redistribution. We corroborate our analysis with a multinomial choice analysis using survey data.

Keywords: Voting; Immigration; Political economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 F22 J15 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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