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.

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

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

Discussion and Working Papers