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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
Flavio Hafner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

'Firms, borders and local labor demand: Employment and population effects of a market integration'

Event date: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00pm Place: Ricardo LT, Drayton House

How do firms respond to geographic expansions of (labor) markets? The answer to this question is important to understand the consequences of policies that expand the size of local markets, e.g. improvements in transportation infrastructure. The goal of this project is to provide quasi-experimental evidence on firm-level productivity adjustment on both the extensive and intensive margin after an increase in local market size. It assesses the effects of the bilateral treaties between Switzerland and the EU which integrated labor markets across borders and reduced trade costs for some industries on regions along the French-Swiss border.

Preliminary evidence on the aggregate long-run effects of the liberalization shows a large increase in commuting from France to Switzerland. Relative to municipalities further away, population density increased in regions close to the border. This suggests an increase in labor cost to firms in these areas, either to compensate for better outside options or higher congestion costs. Despite this, employment has remained constant and slightly increased for blue-collar workers.