DP14254 Title of Paper: Diversity, Immigration, and Redistribution

Author(s): Alberto F Alesina, Stefanie Stantcheva
Publication Date: December 2019
Keyword(s): diversity, Immigration, inequality, race, redistribution, social preferences
JEL(s): H21, J15, P16
Programme Areas: Public Economics
Link to this Page: cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=14254

This paper provides a simple conceptual framework that captures how different perceptions, attitudes, and biases about immigrants or minorities can shape preferences for redistribution and reviews the empirical evidence on the effects of increasing racial diversity and immigration on support for redistribution.