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Simone Moriconi

IÉSEG School of Management
1 parvis de La Defense
92044 Paris - La Defense Cedex
France

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Institutional Affiliations: IÉSEG School of Management and LEM

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2018Skill of the Immigrants and Vote of the Natives: Immigration and Nationalism in European Elections 2007-2016
with Giovanni Peri, Riccardo Turati: w25077
In this paper we document the impact of immigration at the regional level on Europeans’ political preferences as expressed by voting behavior in parliamentary or presidential elections between 2007 and 2016. We combine individual data on party voting with a classification of each party's political agenda on a scale of their "nationalistic" attitudes over 28 elections across 126 parties in 12 countries. To reduce immigrant selection and omitted variable bias, we use immigrant settlements in 2005 and the skill composition of recent immigrant flows as instruments. OLS and IV estimates show that larger inflows of highly educated immigrants were associated with a change in the vote of citizens away from nationalism. However the inflow of less educated immigrants was positively associated with a...
September 2015Country-Specific Preferences and Employment Rates in Europe
with Giovanni Peri: w21561
European countries exhibit significant differences in employment rates of adult males. Differences in labor-leisure preferences, partly determined by cultural values that vary across countries, can be responsible for part of these differences. However, differences in labor market institutions, productivity, and skills of the labor force are also crucial factors and likely correlated with preferences. In this paper we use variation among first- and second-generation cross-country European migrants to isolate the effect of culturally transmitted labor-leisure preferences on individual employment rates. If migrants maintain some of their country of origin labor-leisure preferences as they move to different labor market conditions, we can separate the impact of preferences from the effect of o...
 
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