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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


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.


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).


External Research Fellow

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Claudia Diehl

Claudia Diehl is currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of Konstanz. She got her diploma at the University of Mannheim in 1994 and finished her PhD in Mannheim in 2001. She has a strong expertise in migration and integration research and is principal investigator of the Norface funded research project "Socio-cultural Integration Processes among New Immigrants in Europe” (SCIP), a survey among 8.000 recently arrived immigrants in four European countries.

In her research, Diehl is studying migration and remigration processes, migrants' patterns of integration in the host societies and discrimination against and exclusion of minority members. Methodologically she does mostly quantitative empirical research, e.g. population surveys and field experiments. She is a political advisor to the Federal Ministry of Interior Affairs (Expertenrat Demografie) and member of the advisory committee for the Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youths (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Familienfragen). Recent publications include: Diehl, Claudia; Matthias Koenig, 2013: “God Can Wait - New migrants in Germany between Early Adaptation and Religious Reorganisation”. In: P. Connor (Ed.): Incorporating Faith: Religion and Immigrant Incorporation in the West. International Migration, Special Issue. Volume 51 (3): 8-22; Diehl, Claudia; Jan-Philip Steinmann 2012: Cool Minds in Heated Debates? Migration-related Attitudes in Germany Before and After a Natural Intervention. International Journal of Conflict and Violence. Vol 6 (1): 141 – 162.

Claudia Diehl joined CReAM as an external fellow in July 2013.