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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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Uwe Blien

Professor Blien completed his studies in economics and sociology in 1980 (Diploma). In 1986 he was awarded his doctorate in economics at the University of Regensburg. He was a research associate at the universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Regensburg as well as at the Centre for Survey Research and Methodology (ZUMA) in Mannheim. He received his post-doctoral degree (“Habilitation”) at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1999 and became 2006 Professor of Economics there. He began his activities for the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg in 1990, taking over as Head of the Research Department "Regional Labour Markets" in 2002. From 1996 to 2002 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE). Since 2008 he has been Professor at the Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg. Uwe Blien is fellow of the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) within the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). In February 2010 he was elected as the President of the "Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung" (GfR), this is the German-speaking section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA).

Uwe Blien joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in April 2014.