Does immigration reduce the support for welfare spending?
In their article "Does Immigration Reduce the Support for Welfare Spending? A Cautionary Tale on Spatial Panel Data Analysis" for the American Sociological Review, Katrin Auspurg, Josef Brüderl and Thomas Wöhler critically discuss an article published in the same journal by Schmidt-Catran and Spies. They found evidence for a reduction of the support of welfare spending due to immigration. Auspurg et al. argue that their analysis suffers from misspecification.