The Effect of Migration on Natives' Employment Outcomes: Evidence from the Fall of the Berlin Wall

@inproceedings{Frank2009TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Migration on Natives' Employment Outcomes: Evidence from the Fall of the Berlin Wall},
  author={Douglas H. Frank},
  year={2009}
}
  • D. Frank
  • Published 16 April 2009
  • Economics
I study the impact of internal migration in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall on wages and employment in western German local labor markets. I use a novel strategy to control for the endogeneity of migrants’ destination choice, instrumenting observed migration with characteristics of the source region. I find a positive, but short-lived, effect on employment but no significant wage effects. Surprisingly, workers in occupations producing locally consumed goods and services were, if… 

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