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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.

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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.

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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
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.