International Society for Quantitative History

QH Webinar Series

The seeds of ideology: Historical immigration and political preferences in the United States

10:00 | Thursday, August 26, 2021

Zoom Webinar

English

Paola Giuliano

Paola Giuliano

Professor of Economics and Justice Elwood Lui Endowed Term Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, pp. 324-325., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Paola Giuliano of UCLA Anderson School of Management and her co-author study the long run effects of immigration on US political ideology.  They establish a new result:  historical European immigration is associated with stronger preferences for redistribution and a more liberal ideology among Americans today.  They hypothesize that European immigrants moving to the US in the early twentieth century brought with them their preferences for redistribution, with long-lasting effects on political attitudes of US-born individuals.  After documenting that immigrants’ economic characteristics and other standard economic forces cannot, alone, explain their results, they provide evidence that the findings are driven by immigrants with a longer exposure to social-welfare reforms in their countries of origin. In this Quantitative History Webinar, Paola Giuliano will present their findings. Consistent with a process of horizontal transmission from immigrants to natives, results are stronger where historical inter-group contact was more frequent, and are not due to transmission within ancestry groups. Immigration left its footprint on American political ideology starting with the New Deal, and persisted since then.

Paola's co-author: Marco Tabellini (Harvard Business School)

Live on Zoom on August 26, 2021
10:00 Hong Kong/Beijing/Singapore
11:00 Tokyo | 12:00 Sydney
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Zoom Webinar

Paola Giuliano

English

The Quantitative History Webinar Series aims to provide researchers, teachers, and students with an online intellectual platform to keep up to date with the latest research in the field, promoting the dissemination of research findings and interdisciplinary use of quantitative methods in historical research. The Series, now in its third year, is co-organized by the International Society for Quantitative History, HKU Business School, and Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 量化歷史網上講座系列由香港大學陳志武和馬馳騁教授聯合發起,旨在介紹前沿量化歷史研究成果、促進同仁交流,推廣量化方法在歷史研究中的應用。本系列講座由國際量化歷史學會、香港大學經管學院和香港人文社會研究所全力支持和承辦。

Conveners: Professor Zhiwu Chen & Dr. Chicheng Ma (HKU Business School)

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