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12:30 - 13:30 24 October 2017

Immigration and Hate Crime. Quasi-Experimental Evidence on Attacks against Asylum Seekers in Germany (joint with Horst Entorf)


321 | Drayton House (link Map)
30 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student
Admission: free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Martin Lange, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim, Goethe University Frankfurt)

CReAM brown bag seminar

In this article, we examine the relationship between immigration and anti-foreigner hate crime. By exploiting a quasi-experimental allocation of asylum seekers in Germany, we estimate the causal effect of an unexpected and sudden change in the share of the foreign-born population on anti-foreigner hate crime. Our first-difference county-level analysis yields two major results. The rise in hate crime is not related to the mere size of immigration. However, immigration matters for the rise in hate crime in predominantly `white' areas.


Economics Reception