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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
Kjell Salvanes (NHH) 

Breaking the Links: Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility

Event date: Monday 26th February 2018
Time: 4:00-5:30 Place: Jevons LT, Drayton House Speaker Room: 309

Do large economic shocks increase intergenerational earnings mobility by creating new economic opportunities or do they instead reduce mobility by reinforcing the links between generations? In answering this question, we estimate how the Norwegian oil boom starting in the 1970s affected intergenerational mobility in those local labor markets most affected by the growing oil industry. We find that this resource shock increased intergenerational mobility for cohorts commencing their professional careers at the beginning of the oil boom. Importantly, these findings are not driven by preexisting local level differences in intergenerational mobility or regional differences in education, nor are they sensitive to selective migration or adverse health effects. Instead, the change in intergenerational mobility is mostly driven by bottom-up mobility and a decrease in the returns to academic education in oil-affected regions. The findings also persist across a third generation, with intergenerational mobility being significantly higher for boom-affected areas in both grandfather–son and father–son comparisons.