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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.


The Conversation

Ian Preston on a podcast from The Conversation, on the referendum on Britain's EU membership (8th June 2016)


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).


BBC News - Talking Business

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the future of freedom of movement on the BBC News Talking Business panel (1st October 2016).


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.