Field Seminar: Political Economy: Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary, University of London)

Title:"The International Transmission of Democratic Values: Evidence from the African Diaspora" (with M. Manacorda and J. Ponticelli)

  • Date: 11 April 2024 from 14:30 to 16:00

  • Event location: Room 21 - Piazza Scaravilli, 1 + Microsoft Teams Meeting


We propose a novel methodology to estimate migration stocks of individuals from sub-national areas of origin to any possible country in the world, based on search engine data performed in destination countries. We use data obtained through this methodology to study "social remittances" from Europe to Africa and in particular to test whether exposure of migrants to discrimination at destination a ffects support for democracy in origin communities. Our estimates indicate that a one standard deviation higher exposure to anti-immigrant sentiment at destination leads to a decline of between 0.1-0.2 of a standard deviation in support for democracy at origin.

Local Organizer: Nicola Mastrorocco