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Electoral systems, taxation and immigration policies: which system builds a wall first?

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Massimo Morelli, Margherita Negri

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Abstract

When exposed to similar migration flows, countries with different institutional systems may respond with different levels of openness. We study in particular the different responses determined by different electoral systems. We find that Winner Take All countries would tend to be more open than countries with PR when all other policies are kept constant, but, crucially, if we consider the endogenous differences in redistribution levels across systems, then the openness ranking may switch.
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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSt Andrews
PublisherUniversity of St Andrews
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameSchool of Economics and Finance Discussion Paper
PublisherUniversity of St Andrews
No.1714
ISSN (Print)0962-4031
ISSN (Electronic)2055-303X

    Research areas

  • Proportional representation, Median voter, Taxation, Occupational choice, Migration, Walls

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