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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 Brown Bag Seminars
Felix Schran (University of Bonn) 

The Evolution of Task Prices in Germany, 1985 - 2010

Event date: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Drayton, Room 321, 12:30-1:30pm.

We propose a new method to estimate changing task prices and skill accumulation across multiple sectors. The method exploits workers' wage growth in panel data, allowing for an arbitrary multidimensional distribution of skills, and endogenous switching due to price changes or skill shocks. We apply our method to German administrative records and find that the price for work in middle wage occupations declined considerably relative to the price of both high and low wage professions. We empirically identify that substantial selection effects afflict rising and benefit shrinking sectors: entrants as well as leavers to any sector earn less than stayers and rising (shrinking) sectors feature positive (negative) net entry. This has held back average wages in price increasing professions and it even overturned the rising task prices in the service sector. We find evidence that part of the large selection effect in services is due to deteriorating relative skills of entrants over time whereas the largest part of the selection effect in white-collar work is due to stayers' skill accumulation over the life cycle.