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Immigration and Housing Rents

Evidence from German Reunification

Authors: Kürschner, Kathleen

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This work exploits the natural experiment provided by the unexpected disintegration of socialist East Germany to study the impact of the mass immigration of East Germans on housing rents in West German metropolitan areas. Using a spatial correlation approach, annual district-level migration data for 1991 and 1992 and unique rental price indicators from Germany’s major regional property market information system, Kathleen Kürschner finds strong evidence for a positive and sizeable effect of immigration on rental prices of residential housing. Additional explorations that employ an IV approach based on various exogenous origin-region push factors related to the deteriorating economic conditions in East Germany yield estimates of even larger magnitude. These results suggest that immigration has important economic effects outside the labour market, traditionally the prime domain of economic enquiries into the consequences of immigration. The author’s findings cast doubt on the appropriateness of this bias in focus.

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Kathleen Kürschner (M.Sc.) has studied International Economics and Finance and is currently research associate at the Chair of Applied Economics (Faculty of Economics and Management) at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immigration and Housing Rents
Book Subtitle
Evidence from German Reunification
Authors
Series Title
BestMasters
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-12061-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-12061-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-12060-3
Series ISSN
2625-3577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 115
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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