Doctoral lecture series on cross-border labour mobility

12 Sep 19 | lecture n°1

Immigration, culture & redistribution

Paris School of Economics

Across European regions of Europe, lower levels of support for redistribution are observed when the share of immigrants in a region is higher. The anti-redistribution impact of immigration is significantly stronger among natives placing themselves at the center or the right of the political spectrum, who hold negative views about immigrants or think that immigrants should not be entitled to welfare benefits. Immigrants originating from the Middle East and Northern Africa and from Eastern European countries generate a larger anti-redistribution effect (about three times more negative) relative to other types of immigrants.


LISER, 2019, Policy Brief n°1, 4 p.

Crossing Borders at a Glance: Interview of Prof. Hillel Rapoport


About the doctoral lecture series on cross-border labour mobility

Migration is part of humanity’s DNA. It has always been a normal and inevitable response to the economic, social, political, security and environmental challenges that have punctuated human history. Yet, workers’ mobility in general and international migration in particular are issues that divide public opinion in every country in the world.

This PhD course is jointly organized by LISER and CREA (University of Luxembourg) and is part of the MINLAB doctoral program on migration, labor and inequality funded by the FNR (PRIDE program). It covers topical issues related to the determinants of international migration, to its implications for sending and receiving countries, and to its effect on the world distribution of income.

It is organized as a set of monthly doctoral lectures given by renowned economists. Each speaker will provide a state-of-the-art analysis of existing methodologies and academic findings in his field of expertise. Upon completion of this course, student will have learnt about the cutting-edge developments in the migration literature and will be asked to write an essay on one of the topics covered.

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