Are political and economic integration intertwined? / Bernt Bratsberg (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research and University of Oslo), Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham, CEPR, CES-Ifo, CReAM, GEP and IZA), Tommaso Frattini (Universita' degli Studi di Milano, CEPR, CReAM, IZA and LdA), Anna Rosso )Universita' degli Studi di Milano, LdA and CEP) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserBratsberg, Bernt ; Facchini, Giovanni ; Frattini, Tommaso ; Rosso, Anna
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12659
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Economic incentives play a key role in the decision to run for office, but little is known on how they shape immigrants' selection into candidacy. We study this question using a two-period Roy model and show that if returns to labour market experience are higher for migrants than natives, migrants will be less likely to seek office than natives. We empirically assess this prediction using administrative data from Norway, a country with a very liberal regime for participation in local elections. Our results strongly support our theoretical model and indicate that immigrants' political and economic integration are closely intertwined.