Short-term Economic and Social Effects of Humanitarian Immigration

Short-term Economic and Social Effects of Humanitarian Immigration

Period: 01.04.2017 – 31.12.2020

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.

Project members

Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Stellvertretende Leitung

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Katrin Sommerfeld

Katrin Sommerfeld

Coordinator
Leitung Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe

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Martin Lange

Martin Lange

Advanced Researcher

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Paul Berbée

Paul Berbée

Researcher

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Selected Publications

Lange, Martin (2021), The Legacy of State Socialism on Attitudes toward Immigration, Journal of Comparative Economics 49 (3) , 733-750

Contact

Advanced Researcher, Dr. Martin Lange
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-156