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The Refugee Crisis

Professor Christian Dustmann comments on the current European debate on the refugee crisis and migration quotas on BBC World Service 


Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

Press Release

Discussion Paper


UCL News




The Criminal Behaviour of Young Fathers

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and  Rasmus Landersø, finds that  very young fathers who have their first child while they are still teenagers subsequently commit less crime if the child is a boy than if it is a girl. This  then has a spill over effect on other young men of a similar age living in the same neighbourhoods as the young father. The research was covered on the British press.

Press Release

Discussion Paper


The Telegraph

The Times



"I was quite prepared... to use the cover of the statistician's analysis": Former home secretary David Blunkett and Prof Dustmann on the 2003 report on EU accession


British Academy

Professor Christian Dustmann has been elected Fellow of the British Academy in recognition for his academic career and public engagement.



Professor Christian Dustmann ranked within the top 3 German speaking economists on the 2017 Handelsblatt ranking.



BBC News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing recent trends in foreign-born worker flows in and out of the UK on the BBC News at One.


CReAM seminar

CReAM - Seminar in Applied Economics Series
Swati Dhingra (LSE) 

'Swimming Upstream: Input Capabilities and The Direction of Product Adoption'

Event date: Monday 13th November 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30 Place: Ricardo LT, Drayton House Speaker Room: 113

What determines the production structure of an economy, and how can industrial policy influence it? Theories of the product space suggest that industrial policy can raise aggregate productivity by building the capabilities needed for a modern industrial structure. Product-level export data show a relationship between incomes and the production structure of countries. However, less is known about the channels through which policies determine production capabilities and the resulting production structure. Building on the theory of the firm, this paper takes a microeconomic view of the role of industrial policy in determining production capabilities. We provide a model of policy-driven input capabilities which determine the industry mix and sales of establishments. Taking the theory to data from India in the 2000s, we show that idiosyncratic input capabilities enabled establishments to benefit from the removal of size-based entry barriers in their input markets. We quantify the impact of entry liberalization in the intermediate input market in tariff equivalent terms.