Electoral Systems, Taxation and Immigration Policies: Which System Builds a Wall First?

32 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2017 Last revised: 3 Dec 2018

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Massimo Morelli

Bocconi University

Margherita Negri

University of St. Andrews

Date Written: August 2017

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.

Keywords: Median voter, migration, Occupational choice, Proportional representation, taxation, Walls

JEL Classification: D72, F22

Suggested Citation

Morelli, Massimo and Negri, Margherita, Electoral Systems, Taxation and Immigration Policies: Which System Builds a Wall First? (August 2017). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12212. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3018465

Massimo Morelli (Contact Author)

Bocconi University ( email )

Via Roentgen 1
Milan, 20136
Italy

Margherita Negri

University of St. Andrews ( email )

The Gateway
North Haugh
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9RJ
United Kingdom

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