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The DEEP organizes a workshop covering a wide array of Micro topics, including game theory, industrial organization, trade, health and labor economics, experimental, micro-econometrics, …

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Seeds of Populism: Media Coverage of Violence and Anti-Immigration Politics

Sophie Hatte (HEC Lausanne)

24 octobre 2017  -  12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 125

In this paper, we investigate how the media coverage of violence fuels support for anti-immigration political platforms. More specifically, we study how the news coverage of immigrants’ criminality impacted voting patterns in the 2009 referendum on the "Minaret Ban" in Switzerland. Led by the populist party SVP, the campaign was perceived as highly controversial since it played aggressively on the fears of Muslim immigration and linked Islam with terrorism and violence. Our analysis combines detailed information on crime coverage in 12 Swiss newspapers with an exhaustive dataset of violent crime detection that reports nationalities. We document a large distortion in immigrants’ over-criminality in the news during the pre-vote period. In addition to the nationality effect, we also show that proximity between the area where a crime was perpetrated and the area where a newspaper is published is a key driver of news coverage. We then assess the effect of the crime over-propensity of immigrants in the news on the Minaret Ban vote, and tackle the possible endogeneity of the relationship between crime news exposure and anti-immigration vote. Thus, for the sake of causality, our analysis makes use of cross-municipality variations in the readership of newspapers that cover different samples of crimes by chance. We instrument municipality-specific crime news exposure with an aggregation of the share of foreign crimes committed in areas where newspapers have their headquarters, by weighting each newspaper by its market share in the municipality. We find that, should newspapers have reported foreigners’ crime over-propensity at its true value, the “yes” vote would have decreased by 4 percentage points, which is comparable to an increase in the share of highly educated people by 50%. Another interesting counterfactual exercise shows that in the presence of a law forbidding from reporting a crime perpetrator's nationality, the outcome of the referendum would have nearly been reversed at the national level.

 

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24 octobre 2017 Seeds of Populism: Media Coverage of Violence and Anti-Immigration Politics
Sophie Hatte (HEC Lausanne)
12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 125

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21 novembre 2017 Marc Moller (University of Bern)
Host(s): Joao Montez
12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 109

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5 décembre 2017 Pascal St-Amour (HEC Lausanne)
12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 109

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20 décembre 2017 Eduardo Morales (Princeton University)
Host(s): Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
11:00-12:30, salle Extranef 109

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27 février 2018 Andrea Isoni (Warwick Business School)
Host(s): Adrian Bruhin & Luis Santos Pinto
12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 109

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13 mars 2018 Günther Fink (University of Basel)
Host(s): Jurgen Maurer
12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 109

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27 mars 2018 Bettina Klaus (HEC Lausanne)
12:15-13:30

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22 mai 2018 Gabrielle Fack (Paris School of Economics)
Host(s): Marius Brülhart
12:15-13:30, salle Extranef 109

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