Immigration and the Displacement of Incumbent Households

Item Type Monograph (Working Paper)
Abstract We make use of the universe of immigrants who arrived in Switzerland between 1992 and 2013, granular community level house price and wage data as well as detailed information on the Swiss population to study the effects of immigration on the location choice of incumbent households. Immigration influences a household’s location choice through three distinct channels: house price changes, labor market competition,and households’ sentiment regarding immigration. We find evidence of all three channels. However, we show that the channel to which a household responds most strongly depends on the type of immigration and the characteristics of the household.Our research provides valuable insights into some of the effects of large scale immigration.
Authors Adams, Zeno & Blickle, Kristian
Language English
Keywords Immigration, house prices, wages, employment, gentrification, displacement
Subjects business studies
HSG Profile Area SOF - System-wide Risk in the Financial System
Date February 2018
Publisher SoF-HSG
Series Name School of Finance Working Paper Series
Volume 2018
Number 2018/09
Number of Pages 62
Depositing User Marion Stadelhofer
Date Deposited 28 Feb 2018 08:22
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:34


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Adams, Zeno & Blickle, Kristian: Immigration and the Displacement of Incumbent Households. School of Finance Working Paper Series, 2018, 2018/09.

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