EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Immigration and Electoral Support for the Far Left and the Far Right

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

No 244, ifo Working Paper Series from ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Abstract: Immigration has become 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 parties in France, using panel data on presidential elections from 1988 to 2012. To derive causal estimates, we instrument more recent immigration flows by past settlement patterns in 1968. We find that immigration increases support for far-right candidates and has no robust effect on far-left voting. The increased support for far-right candidates is driven by low-skilled immigrants from non-Western countries.

Keywords: Voting; immigration; political economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 F22 J15 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-eec, nep-int, nep-mig and nep-pol
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.cesifo-group.de/DocDL/wp-2017-244-edo- ... lectoral-support.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Immigration and electoral support for the far-left and the far-right (2019) Downloads
Working Paper: Immigration and electoral support for the far-left and the far-right (2019) Downloads
Working Paper: Immigration and Electoral Support for the Far-Left and the Far-Right (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: Immigration and Electoral Support for the Far-Left and the Far-Right (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: Immigration and Electoral Support for the Far Left and the Far Right (2017) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ces:ifowps:_244

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ifo Working Paper Series from ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Klaus Wohlrabe ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-24
Handle: RePEc:ces:ifowps:_244