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Flyktingar och regional ekonomisk tillväxt

Ehn Wingårdh, Petter LU and Kjellgren, John LU (2016) NEKH01 20152
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
I den här studien undersöks huruvida andelen flyktingar som tas emot i Sveriges län påverkar den regionala ekonomiska tillväxten. Vi använder oss av paneldataregressioner för att se om andelen flyktingar som mottagits av ett län haft någon påverkan på dess tillväxt i bruttoregionprodukt (BRP) per capita. Studien inkluderar alla Sveriges län under tidsperioden 1996-2011, vilket gör analysen relativt kortsiktig. Resultatet är att en större andel flyktingar har en grundläggande negativ påverkan på BRP-tillväxten. Effekten är emellertid inte längre statistiskt säkerställd när vi kontrollerar för årsspecifika chocker genom inkludering av fixed effects.
Abstract
This study aims to examine if the share of refugees in Sweden's counties affects the regional economic growth. We use panel data regressions to investigate the impact of refugees on gross regional product per capita growth. The study includes data from all of Sweden's counties between 1996 and 2011, making the analysis relatively short-term. The conclusion of the study is that a larger share of refugees has a negative impact on regional growth. However, this effect is no longer statistically significant when time fixed effects is used in the regression.
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author
Ehn Wingårdh, Petter LU and Kjellgren, John LU
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organization
course
NEKH01 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Flyktingar, immigration, regional tillväxt, paneldata
language
Swedish
id
8597845
date added to LUP
2016-02-11 15:00:16
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2016-02-11 15:00:16
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  abstract     = {This study aims to examine if the share of refugees in Sweden's counties affects the regional economic growth. We use panel data regressions to investigate the impact of refugees on gross regional product per capita growth. The study includes data from all of Sweden's counties between 1996 and 2011, making the analysis relatively short-term. The conclusion of the study is that a larger share of refugees has a negative impact on regional growth. However, this effect is no longer statistically significant when time fixed effects is used in the regression.},
  author       = {Ehn Wingårdh, Petter and Kjellgren, John},
  keyword      = {Flyktingar,immigration,regional tillväxt,paneldata},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Flyktingar och regional ekonomisk tillväxt},
  year         = {2016},
}