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The Mediterranean Refugees Crisis and Extreme Right Parties: Evidence from Greece

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  • Sekeris, Petros
  • Vasilakis, Chrysovalantis

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This paper exploits the effect of massive refugees flows to the Greek islands on natives' political attitudes. Our results show a significant effect of refugees' presence on xenophobia. This outcome is robust under FE estimates and IV strategies. Furthermore the particular context of our study and the timing of the elections allow us to dismiss anti-immigration votes being casted for different motives than purely xenophobic reactions.

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  • Sekeris, Petros & Vasilakis, Chrysovalantis, 2016. "The Mediterranean Refugees Crisis and Extreme Right Parties: Evidence from Greece," MPRA Paper 72222, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Immigration; refugee crisis; voting;
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    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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