Diversity, Immigration and Redistribution

Authors: Alberto Alesina and Stefanie Stantcheva

Publication: American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings [also NBER Working Paper 26620], 2020

Abstract: 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.