twitter logo


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 public lecture

CReAM organised an Invited Lecture on "The Self Selection of Immigrants" at the 3rd EALE-SOLE World Conference. The speakers were George Borjas and Eric Gould.

Event date: Thursday 17th June 2010

On Thursday 17 June 2010, CReAM organised an Invited Lecture on "The Self Selection of Immigrants" at the 3rd EALE-SOLE World Conference.


George Borjas, Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Harvard University, gave a talk entitled Immigration and Self-Selection: Recent Research - Download Lecture Slides.

Professor Borjas’s research on the economic impact of immigration is widely perceived as playing a central role in the debate over immigration policy in the United States and abroad. He is the author of several books, including Wage Policy in the Federal Bureaucracy (American Enterprise Institute, 1980), Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the U.S. Economy (Basic Books, 1990), Labor Economics (McGraw-Hill, 1996; 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd edition, 2005), and Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy (Princeton University Press, 1999). He has published over 100 articles in books and scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His work also appears regularly in major magazines and newspapers, including articles in The Atlantic Monthly and National Review, as well as editorials in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Le Monde.

Eric Gould, Professor of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), held a talk entitled When Is "Too Much" Inequality Not Enough? The Selection of Israeli Emigrants (based on joint work with Omer Moav) - Download Paper.

Eric Gould joined the economics department at Hebrew University after receiving his  Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1996. He has published several papers in leading journals in the following areas: (1) the effect of immigrants on the economic and educational outcomes of natives and vice versa; (2) the causes and consequences of increasing wage inequality, (3) marriage market behavior, (4) the effect of the environment on the economic and social outcomes of individuals, and (5) the analysis of incentives and externalities in contracts. In 2004, he received the H. Gregg Lewis Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Labor Economics from 2002-2003. Currently, he is also a research fellow of IZA and the CEPR, and an associate editor of Labour Economics.