Increased refugee immigration to Europe in 2015 still constitutes a major policy concern for host countries. At that time, potential impacts of immigration on host countries’ societies and economies were controversially debated by the public and by scholars. This research project contributed to this issuer by assessing short-run causal effects of the humanitarian immigration to Germany with microeconometric methods and new data sets. Three main research questions have been investigated: How does the recent immigration affect (i) native employment, (ii) attitudes of the native population towards immigrants and (iii) crime rates of the foreign-born population within Germany.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Lange, Martin (forthcoming), The Legacy of State Socialism on Attitudes toward Immigration, Journal of Comparative Economics.
Discussion and Working Papers
Entorf, Horst and Martin Lange (2019), Refugees Welcome? Understanding the Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Foreigner Hate Crimes in Germany, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 19-005, Mannheim. Download
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Köln, DE
01.04.2017 - 31.12.2020
Prof. Dr. Petra Deger, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE
Prof. Dr. Horst Entorf, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger Ph. D., ZEW und Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, DE
Prof. Christina Gathmann, Ph.D., ZEW und Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE
Prof. Christian Dustmann Ph.D., University College London