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Rebuttal of Migration Watch claims

Our reply to recent report ‘An Assessment of the Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK’ by Migration Watch:
Read our reply.
Read our press release.

CReAM Research on Germany's Competitiveness

Transformation of German economy from ‘sick man of Europe’ to highly competitive economy predominantly due to decentralisation of wage bargaining rather than government labour market reforms.
Press Release. Full Paper.
Press Release in German.
Coverage on BBC News.
Radio Interview in German (MDR).
Radio Interview in German (DLF).
Article on

FT Blogs 

The Financial Times analyse Christian Dustmann's et al. recent paper 'From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar: Germany's Resurgent Economy'.

Radio coverage on the debate about immigration to the UK

CReAM Director Christian Dustmann appeared on various radio programmes discussing immigration to the UK.

BBC Radio 4, More or Less, 26/01/2014

LBC Radio, Andrew Castle show, 19/01/2014

BBC 5 Live, Sunday Breakfast, 12/01/2014

Voice of Russia, 7/01/2014

BBC Three Counties, Jonathan Vernon-Smith show, 7/01/2014

LBC, Nick Ferrari show, 7/01/2014

LBC, Ken Livingstone & David Mellor Show 4/01/2014

BBC London, The Breakfast Show, 13/12/2013

BBC Three Counties, JVS Show, 13/12/2013

Debate on EU "benefit tourism"

Prof Christian Dustmann on BBC Weekend News commenting on immigrants' benefit receipt and their fiscal contribution to the UK.

NORFACE Migration

CReAM collaborates with the NORFACE Programme on Migration. Check out NORFACE publications and activities on migration.

New Discussion Papers in CReAM DP Series:

13/14 Daughters, dowries, deliveries: The effect of marital payments on fertility choices in India. Marco Alfano

12/14 Migrant diversity, migration motivations and early integration: the case of Poles in Germany, the Netherlands, London and Dublin. Renee Luthra, Lucinda Platt and Justyna Salamonska.

11/14 Ethnic differentialson the labour market in the presence of assymentric spatial sorting: Set identification and estimation. Roland Rathelot.

New Discussion Papers in NORFACE DP Series:

2014-05  Do Immigrants Send Remmitances as a Way of Self-Insurance? Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Study. Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs

2014-04 Migration, Risk Attitudes and Enterpreneurship: Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Survey. Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs

2014-03 Interacting Product and Labor Market Regulation and the Impact of Immigration on Native Wages. ASusanne Prantl and Alexandra Spitz-Oener

CReAM Visitors

Michele Battisti

Kristine Vasiljeva

Cora Signorotto

Avi Tillman

New External CReAM Fellows

Govert Bijwaard

Uwe Blien

Mari Vaattovaara

Malcolm Brynin

James Raymer

Pieter Bevelander

Volker Grossmann

Christian Schluter

Ana Ferrer

Cristina Cattaneo

Joan Llull

Jan van Ours

Peter Nijkamp

Valentina Mazzucato

Carlo Devillanova

Michele Pellizzari

Brit Oppedal


CReAM Previous Events:

The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social change and CReAM organised the event Immigration: New Research on Experiences, Attitudes and the Economic Impact, on Thursday 6th March 2014. 


Christian Dustmann presented on the 4th March 2014 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on the event 'Labour Mobility within the EU: economic and social impact of free movement workers on the UK economy'.

Norface Migration Network Conference on "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers"

was held at University College London on 10 - 13 April 2013. Click on the link above for conference material.


Introduction to the Centre

CReAM discussion paper series

CReAM is an independent and interdisciplinary research centre located in the Department of Economics at University College London. CReAM's research focuses on the causes, patterns and consequences of international population mobility and movements affecting UK, Europe and associated global processes. CReAM aims at informing the public debate on migration in the UK and in Europe by providing new insight, helping to steer the current policy debate in a direction that is based on carefully researched evidence without partisan bias. CReAM contributes to the development of new theories and methodological advances in data analysis, ensuring the ability to contribute and inform on a wide range of issues of policy concern, and establishing a reputation for analysis that is accepted as open, transparent and reliable.

CReAM 's research programme is divided into four major themes:

  1. Forms of population movement and mobility
  2. The non-migrant experience - effects of migration on importing and exporting countries
  3. The migrant experience - integration, adaptation and exclusion
  4. Perception of migrants within receiving countries - identity and aspects of social cohesion.

Research conducted within the Centre is both theoretical and empirical. Although emphasis is on quantitative research, CReAM explores new and interdisciplinary approaches in analysis of the migration cycle.

CReAM forms strategic links with other research centres on migration in the UK, as well as internationally. CReAM fosters international and collaborative research through links with prominent and reputed researchers inside and outside the UK.

Funding for CReAM research comes from a variety of sources, including ERC and the NORFACE Migration Initiative.