Replication data for: The Effect of Labor Migration on the Diffusion of Democracy: Evidence from a Former Soviet Republic

Hillel Rapoport, Andreas Steinmayr, Christoph Trebesch & Toman Barsbai
Migration contributes to the circulation of goods, knowledge, and ideas. Using community and individual-level data from Moldova, we show that the emigration wave that started in the aftermath of the Russian crisis of 1998 strongly affected electoral outcomes and political preferences in Moldova during the following decade, eventually contributing to the fall of the last Communist government in Europe. Our results are suggestive of information transmission and cultural diffusion channels. Identification relies on the quasi-experimental...
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