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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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Darren Lubotsky

Darren Lubotsky is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been at the University of Illinois since 2002 and currently holds appointments in the Department of Economics, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and School of Labor and Employment Relations. From 2000 to 2002 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. Most of his research falls within two broad areas: immigration to the United States and the health and cognitive development of children, both of which are at the heart of many current policy discussions. Recent immigration work examines the economic progress of immigrants to the United States, including the effects of growing wage inequality on the relative earnings of immigrants and the effect of selective outmigration on the measured progress of immigrants who remain in the country.

Darren Lubotsky joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2009.