The Economic Impact of Syrian Refugees on Host Countries: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Turkey

@article{Tumen2016TheEI,
  title={The Economic Impact of Syrian Refugees on Host Countries: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Turkey},
  author={Semih Tumen},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={106},
  pages={456-460}
}
  • Semih Tumen
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • Economics
  • The American Economic Review
The Syrian Conflict generated forced immigration from northern Syria to southeastern Turkey. Arrival of refugees resembles a natural experiment, which offers good opportunities to study the economic impact of immigration. I study three main outcomes: labor markets, consumer prices, and housing rents. I document moderate employment losses among native informal workers, which suggests that they are partly substituted by refugees. Prices of the items produced in informal labor intensive sectors… Expand

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