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"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.


The Conversation

Ian Preston on a podcast from The Conversation, on the referendum on Britain's EU membership (8th June 2016)


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).


BBC News - Talking Business

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the future of freedom of movement on the BBC News Talking Business panel (1st October 2016).


External Research Fellow

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Christoph M. Schmidt

Christoph M. Schmidt is President of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and Professor of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Before he held a full Professorship of Econometrics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He studied economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Princeton University, USA where he also received his PhD. He habilitated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.

Christoph M. Schmidt is Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and served as Member of the Enquete-Commission “Growth, Well-Being and Quality of Life” of the German Bundestag. Further he acts as Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich as well as Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. He is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR London).

Christoph M. Schmidt received the Gustav-Stolper-Award of the German Economic Association. During his studies, he was awarded a Princeton University Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and was Fellow of the Habilitation Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Christoph M. Schmidt was co-editor of the German Economic Review and the Journal of Population Economics. He published articles in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics.

Research Interests

Applied econometrics and a broad spectrum of economically relevant topics, in particular macroeconomics as well as energy, health and labor market and migration economics.

Christoph M. Schmidt joined CReAM as an external fellow in April 2017.