Immigration economics for economist dummies

Some time ago, I published a 50 minutes long video walkthrough of some research on economics effects of immigration for Nordic countries. Since some people don’t really watch videos, I thought a written summary might also be handy, so here we go. For those who prefer video, it is here: Slides here. In fact, we…

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Do something else for Denmark

A lot of people are interested in fertility. As a matter of fact, there is no more important metric for long term viability of a civilization (Romans knew it too). Western civilization has been failing at this game for about 50 years, since our collective Great Society transformation. Anyway, so Western countries are usually pussies…

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Math scores for 2nd generation immigrants in Norway by country of origin

A reader sent me this interesting report that I had previously somehow not heard of: Rune Jørgen Sørensen, Jon Marius Iversen, Johan From, and Hans Bonesrønning. Culture and school performance: Evidence from second-generation immigrants in Norway. 2015-2020 The paper studies how the cultural orientation of immigrant parents affects the school performance of their children. We…

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IQ nationalism

Borderless Welfare State: The Consequences of Immigration on Public Finances Sometimes white nationalists describe me as a proponent of ‘IQ nationalism’, they don’t mean it well. It’s somewhat of a misnomer of that position but it’s kinda catchy so we will stick with it. There doesn’t appear to be any post anywhere setting out what…

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New paper out: County-level USA: No Robust Relationship between Geoclimatic Variables and Cognitive Ability

This one came out in Februrary, so we are a bit behind, but that’s because I wanted to time the blogpost with the video. Aaaand the video is online now. Pesta, B. J., Fuerst, J. G. R., & Kirkegaard, E. (2021). County-level USA: No Robust Relationship between Geoclimatic Variables and Cognitive Ability. Journal of Geographical…

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New paper out: Country of Origin IQ and Muslim Percentage Predict Grade Point Average in School among 116 Immigrant Groups in Denmark

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Fedorov, J. (2021). Country of Origin IQ and Muslim Percentage Predict Grade Point Average in School among 116 Immigrant Groups in Denmark. Mankind Quarterly, 61(3). Immigrants to Western countries typically have worse social outcomes than natives, but country of origin immigrant groups differ widely. We studied school performance in Denmark…

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New paper out: What Happened to Brussels? The Big Decline and Muslim Immigration

Researchgate link (ungated) Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Dumoulin, B. (2020). What Happened to Brussels? The Big Decline and Muslim Immigration. Mankind Quarterly, 61(2). https://doi.org/10.46469/mq.2020.61.2.8 We examined regional inequality in Belgium, both in the 19 communes of Brussels and in the country as a whole (n = 589 communes). We find very strong relationships between…

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