Immigration, Ethnic Diversity, and Political Outcomes: Evidence from Denmark

  title={Immigration, Ethnic Diversity, and Political Outcomes: Evidence from Denmark},
  author={Nikolaj A. Harmon},
  journal={Macroeconomics: Consumption},
  • Nikolaj A. Harmon
  • Published 11 September 2018
  • Sociology, Economics
  • Macroeconomics: Consumption
I study the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on political outcomes in immigrant receiving countries, focusing on the case of election outcomes and immigration in Danish municipalities 1981-2001. A rich set of control variables isolates ethnic diversity effects from that of other immigrant characteristics and a novel IV strategy based on historical housing stock data addresses issues of endogenous location choice of immigrants. Immigration-driven increases in ethnic diversity improve… 

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