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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 public lecture

Public Lecture - Prof Gordon Hanson: "Managing Immigration Policy in High Income Countries".

Event date: Tuesday 23rd March 2010

On 23rd March 2010, Professor Gordon Hanson, Professor of Economics, UC San Diego, gave a CReAM Public Lecture entitled Managing Immigration Policy in High Income Countries.

Professor Hanson's talk was followed by a discussion of three panelists with questions by the auditorium to the panel and the speaker. The panel consisted of David Coats, Associate Director Policy, The Work Foundation, David Goodhart, founder and editor Prospect magazine and Jonathan Portes, Chief Economist, Cabinet Office.


Synopsis of the talk: Immigration is changing the composition of high income countries. Between 1970 and 2008, the share of foreign born residents in the populations of Britain, the United States, and other rich nations increased from less than 5 percent to over 10 percent, with individuals from low income regions accounting for much of the growth. What objectives guide current immigration policies in Europe and the US? Are there alternative policies that would raise national welfare in these destinations? Which countries have been most successful in attracting skilled workers as immigrants? In this presentation, Prof. Gordon Hanson reviews the state of play in the global immigration policy debate and examines ideas under consideration for reforming these policies.


Watch the full video of the talk:


The event was within UCL's Global Migration Symposia Series in cooperation with the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.