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Nov

20

Wednesday

The effect of labour migration on the diffusion of democracy: evidence from a former Soviet Republic

5.00pm

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Speaker: Hillel Rapoport - Paris School of Economics

Series: Economics Seminar Series

Location: Room D221, Social Sciences Building, St John Street, City University London, EC1R 0JD

Migration contributes to the circulation of goods, knowledge, and ideas. Using community and individual-level data from Moldova, we show that the emigration episode that started in the late 1990s strongly affected political preferences and electoral outcomes in Moldova during the following decade and was eventually instrumental in bringing down the last ruling Communist government in Europe. Our results are suggestive of information transmission and cultural diffusion channels. Identification relies on the quasi-experimental context studied and on the differential effects arising from the fact that emigration was directed both to more democratic Western Europe and to less democratic Russia.

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5.00pm - 6.30pmWednesday 20th November 2013

Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom