Matteo Gamalerio (Lunch Seminar Economics) | Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Matteo Gamalerio (Lunch Seminar Economics)

7 ottobre 2021 12:30 - 13:30
Luogo: 
evento online
Relatore/i: 
Matteo Gamalerio, University of Barcelona
Seminari di dipartimento
Persona di riferimento: 
Sergio Galletta, sergio.galletta@unibg.it
Strutture interne organizzatrici: 
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Lunch Seminar Economics (LSE) - 2021/2022

Interviene: Matteo Gamalerio, University of Barcelona

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Title: The Political Economy of Open Borders Theory and Evidence on the role of Electoral Rules

Authors: Matteo Gamalerio, Massimo Morelli, Margherita Negri 

Abstract: Institutions matter for the political choice of policies. We study, theoretically and empirically, how different electoral systems affect the immigration policy of a country or city, zooming on the labor market as the main source of heterogeneous economic preferences on immigration. The general result is that a polity is more open to immigration the less likely it is that policymaking can be supported by a plurality of voters who do not constitute the absolute majority. There is evidence for this result at all levels in terms of correlations, and we establish causality via regression discontinuity design for the Italian case.