Last Saturday, December 9, Director Chirstian Dustmann gave a mini-lecture on the Economics of Migration at the Nobel Week Dialogue.
While attitudes to immigration policy reflect a combination of concerns over economic and socio-cultural factors, public opinion on immigration is much more strongly associated with views on immigration’s social effects than on its economic effects. Furthermore, this dominance of social concerns best explains the differences in public opinion across education groups. These important findings are based from two main work by Dustmann and Preston (2007) and Card, Dustmann and Preston (2012), the later of which has been recently selected as one of the most influential papers in the First 20 Years of the Journal of the European Economic Association. Read the authors’ introduction to their paper and how it was developed here.