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URPP Equality of Opportunity

URPP Public lecture by Prof. Christian Dustmann

The impact of immigration: fact, fiction, and perception

Prof. Christian Dustmann (University College London)

Many prejudices and partly irrational fears have been circulating in society about migration, which are exploited by populist movements. Some fear lower wages, higher crime rates and the exploitation of the social system by migrants. Others advocate cultural enrichment and see migration as a driver of economic growth. What is fact, what is fiction? What effects does migration actually have on the labor market and the economy? How important are economic considerations for the way people form their attitudes towards immigration? How does immigration affect election outcomes? These are the issues that will be discussed in this lecture.

This lecture is open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, November  14, 2023

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue: RAA G-15




Take tram 9 or 5 to "Kantonsschule".  The lecture hall is located at Rämistrasse 59 (Asien-Orient-Institute).