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Immigration Policy with Partisan Parties

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  • Humberto Llavador
  • Angel Solano-García

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This paper analyzes the political economy of immigration when the salient electoral issue is the level of immigrants and the relevant immigration policy is the expenditure in immigration control. We consider that immigration affects voters welfare through economic and non economic factors. We model political competition la Wittman with the ideology of parties endogenously determined at equilibrium. At equilibrium, parties propose different levels of immigration, located to the left and to the right of the median voters ideal point, and combine skilled and unskilled workers among their constituencies. Numerical simulations provide the levels of immigration proposed by the two parties and the composition of parties constituencies as we vary the efficacy of immigration control and the intensity of immigration aversion.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 499.

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Keywords: Immigration; ideological parties; unskilled and skilled labor;

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  1. Spiros Bougheas & Douglas R. Nelson, 2012. "On the Political Economy of High Skilled Migration and International Trade," CESifo Working Paper Series 3880, CESifo Group Munich.
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  3. Christian Bj�rnskov & Niklas Potrafke, 2012. "Political Ideology and Economic Freedom Across Canadian Provinces," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 38(2), pages 143-166.
  4. Gabriel Romero & Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe Kortajarene, 2013. "Financing public goods and attitudes toward immigration," Working Papers. Serie AD, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) 2013-09, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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