Protective or Counter-Productive? Labor Market Institutions and the Effect of Immigration on EU Natives

@article{Angrist2002ProtectiveOC,
  title={Protective or Counter-Productive? Labor Market Institutions and the Effect of Immigration on EU Natives},
  author={Joshua David Angrist and Adriana Kugler},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation},
  year={2002}
}
We estimate the effect of immigrant flows on native employment in Western Europe, and then ask whether the employment consequences of immigration vary with institutions that affect labor market flexibility. Reduced flexibility may protect natives from immigrant competition in the near term, but our theoretical framework suggests that reduced flexibility is likely to increase the negative impact of immigration on equilibrium employment. In models without interactions, OLS estimates for a panel… Expand
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