Dismantling the 'Jungle' : Relocation and Extreme Voting in France (LIEPP Working Paper, n°110)

Paul Vertier, Max Viskanic & Matteo Gamalerio
Large migrant inflows have in the past spurred anti-immigrant sentiment, but is there a way small inflows can have a different impact? In this paper, we exploit the redistribution of migrants in the aftermath of the dismantling of the “Calais Jungle” in France to study the impact of the exposure to few migrants. Using an instrumental variables approach, we find that in the presence of a migrant center (CAO), the percentage growth rate of vote...

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