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"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


BBC World Service - My Perfect Country

Christian Dustmann discusses the achievements and shortcomings of Germany’s refugee integration policy on the BBC World Service Programme My Perfect Country: Germany.


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.


CEPR Report

Professor Dustmann and Dr Otten are coauthors in the first report in CEPR's Monitoring International Integration series, Europe's Trust Deficit: Causes and Remedies. They analyse the roots of the decline in trust in both national and European political institutions, as reflected in the rise of populist politics. 

Press Release

VoxEU article summarising the report

Audio interview with Christian Dustmann & Barry Eichengreen



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.


BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann on BBC Three Counties discussing the likely effects of Brexit on the UK's farming industry.


Freedom of Movement

BBC World News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the ongoing migration crisis and the migration challenges the G20 Summit would need to address, on BBC World News (7th July 2017).


Sky News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the UK Population Figures on Sky News (22nd June 2017).


CReAM seminar

CReAM - Seminar in Applied Economics Series
Adeline Delavande (University of Essex)

'Estimating the production function of Graduate skills at university' 

Event date: Monday 16th October 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30 Place: Ricardo LT, Drayton House Speaker Room: 304

Using a new longitudinal study of UK undergraduate students, we estimate the production function of graduate skills at university, which we proxy with marks. We use a flexible functional form and a large set of inputs. The inputs considered include both students’ investment (time spent attending lectures and classes, study time spent using active learning techniques, study time spent using passive learning techniques) and students’ characteristics (past educational attainment, cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills). We deal with the endogeneity of the student’s investments by allowing unobserved heterogeneity in outcome and investment to be correlated and by exploiting random class assignment. We find that attendance to lectures and classes and study time are important inputs in the production function of graduate skills. However, time spent using active learning techniques is much more productive than time spent on passive learning techniques. Interestingly, we find that cognitive skills are important determinant of students’ investment, but have no direct impact in the production function. The reverse is true for cognitive skills.