The Fiscal Impact of Immigration: Labor Displacement, Wages, and the Allocation of Public Spending

We reexamine the effect of immigration on public finances by accounting for second-order effects. We exploit exogenous variation in immigration across Colombian metropolitan areas between 2013 and 2018,resulting from the large increase in Venezuelan immigrants,and instrument immigrants’ residential location using pre-existing settlement patterns and the distance between origin-destination flows. We find that immigration did not […]