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

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.
    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

    Keywords

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

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