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Rebuttal of Migration Watch claims

Our reply to recent report ‘An Assessment of the Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK’ by Migration Watch:
Read our reply.
Read our press release.

CReAM Research on Germany's Competitiveness

Transformation of German economy from ‘sick man of Europe’ to highly competitive economy predominantly due to decentralisation of wage bargaining rather than government labour market reforms.
Press Release. Full Paper.
Press Release in German.
Coverage on BBC News.
Radio Interview in German (MDR).
Radio Interview in German (DLF).
Article on Voxeu.org.

FT Blogs 

The Financial Times analyse Christian Dustmann's et al. recent paper 'From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar: Germany's Resurgent Economy'.

Radio coverage on the debate about immigration to the UK

CReAM Director Christian Dustmann appeared on various radio programmes discussing immigration to the UK.

BBC Radio 4, More or Less, 26/01/2014

LBC Radio, Andrew Castle show, 19/01/2014

BBC 5 Live, Sunday Breakfast, 12/01/2014

Voice of Russia, 7/01/2014

BBC Three Counties, Jonathan Vernon-Smith show, 7/01/2014

LBC, Nick Ferrari show, 7/01/2014

LBC, Ken Livingstone & David Mellor Show 4/01/2014

BBC London, The Breakfast Show, 13/12/2013

BBC Three Counties, JVS Show, 13/12/2013

Debate on EU "benefit tourism"

Prof Christian Dustmann on BBC Weekend News commenting on immigrants' benefit receipt and their fiscal contribution to the UK.

NORFACE Migration

CReAM collaborates with the NORFACE Programme on Migration. Check out NORFACE publications and activities on migration.

New Discussion Papers in CReAM DP Series:

13/14 Daughters, dowries, deliveries: The effect of marital payments on fertility choices in India. Marco Alfano

12/14 Migrant diversity, migration motivations and early integration: the case of Poles in Germany, the Netherlands, London and Dublin. Renee Luthra, Lucinda Platt and Justyna Salamonska.

11/14 Ethnic differentialson the labour market in the presence of assymentric spatial sorting: Set identification and estimation. Roland Rathelot.

New Discussion Papers in NORFACE DP Series:

2014-05  Do Immigrants Send Remmitances as a Way of Self-Insurance? Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Study. Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs

2014-04 Migration, Risk Attitudes and Enterpreneurship: Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Survey. Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs

2014-03 Interacting Product and Labor Market Regulation and the Impact of Immigration on Native Wages. ASusanne Prantl and Alexandra Spitz-Oener

CReAM Visitors

Michele Battisti

Kristine Vasiljeva

Cora Signorotto

Avi Tillman

New External CReAM Fellows

Govert Bijwaard

Uwe Blien

Mari Vaattovaara

Malcolm Brynin

James Raymer

Pieter Bevelander

Volker Grossmann

Christian Schluter

Ana Ferrer

Cristina Cattaneo

Joan Llull

Jan van Ours

Peter Nijkamp

Valentina Mazzucato

Carlo Devillanova

Michele Pellizzari

Brit Oppedal

 

CReAM Previous Events:

The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social change and CReAM organised the event Immigration: New Research on Experiences, Attitudes and the Economic Impact, on Thursday 6th March 2014. 

 

Christian Dustmann presented on the 4th March 2014 at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on the event 'Labour Mobility within the EU: economic and social impact of free movement workers on the UK economy'.

Norface Migration Network Conference on "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers"

was held at University College London on 10 - 13 April 2013. Click on the link above for conference material.

 

Current and upcoming CReAM Visitors

Michele Battisti

email: battisti@ifo.de

Michele is an economist at the IFO Centre for International Economics in Munich. He is visiting CReAM from January 2014 to June 2014.

Website

Cora Signorotto

email: cora.signorotto.13@ucl.ac.uk

Cora Signotto is a PhD student at the University of Milan and is visiting CReAM from September 2013.

Website

Avi Tillman

email: a.tillman@ucl.ac.uk

Avi is a visting Post-Doc and the purpose of hisvisit is to research the influence of the Immigrants from the former USSR on the marriage market in Israel with recent data. In addition, compare it to immigrants from the former USSR to Germany, comparing the situation in Denmark to the situation in Germany and to investigate the impact on the marriage market in England.

Website

Kristine Vasiljeva

email: vasiljeva@econ.au.dk

 Kristine is a PhD student at Aarhus University. Her main topic of interest is the interaction between migration and the European welfare state. She is currently visiting CReAM until April 2014.

Website

Recent CReAM Visitors

Mariya Aleksynska

email: mariya.aleksinska@phd.uni-bocconi.it

Mariya Aleksynska visited CReAM from 14th May - 7th June 2008.

She received her PhD in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan in 2008. Her main research interests are in Economics of Migration, in particular, attitudes towards immigrants, civic participation of immigrants, culture transmission and assimilation, and migration management by transit migration countries.

Her website is: click here

Laura Ansala

email: laura.ansala.13@ucl.ac.uk

Laura Ansala is a PhD student at Aalto University and associated with Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER). Laura is visiting CReAM from September 2013 to July 2014. 

Website: click here

Celia Badillo Bautista

email: c.bautista@ucl.ac.uk

Celia Bautista is visiting CReAM from 7th September 2011 - 13th June 2012.

Stefan Bender

Stefan Bender visited CReAM from 23rd - 25th October 2012.

He is the Head of the Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg.  He got his degree in sociology and statistics from the University of Mannheim. From 1990 he was a researcher at the University Mannheim, before joining the IAB as a researcher in 1992. He has been Head of the Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency since 2005.  His research focuses on the possibilities for merging process and/or survey data; the anonymisation of establishment data; further training; as well as the cohort effects and effects on establishments of active labour market policy.

His website is: click here

Manudeep Bhuller

email: manudeep.bhuller@ssb.no

Manudeep Bhuller visited CReAM from 1st June to 31st December 2012.

He is a PhD student at the Department of Economics of University of Oslo since January 2010.

His website is: click here

Anders Bjorklund

email: anders@sofi.su.se

Anders Bjorklund visited CReAM from 29th September - 3rd October 2008 and on 15th December 2008.

He is Professor of Economics at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) in Stockholm University. His fields of research are labour and family economics, earnings and income inequality, economics of education, labour market performance and family background, labour-market and family policy.

His website is: click here

George J. Borjas

email: gborjas@harvard.edu

George Borjas visited CReAM from 16th - 19th June 2010 and from 5th - 9th April 2011.

He is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Sebastian Braun

email: sebastian.braun@ifw-kiel.de

Sebastian Braun visited CReAM from 13th August to 14th December 2012. 

He received his PhD in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2009. His main research interests are Labour economics, international trade and applied microeconometrics.

His website is: click here

Lisa Cameron

email: Lisa.Cameron@monash.edu

Lisa Cameron visited CReAM on 28th November 2011.

She is the Director of the University's Development Research Unit (DRU) and and a Professor of Economics at Monash University. She is an empirical development economist, focusing predominantly on Indonesia. Her research often incorporates the techniques of experimental economics.

Her website is: click here

David Card

email: card@econ.berkeley.edu

David Card visited CReAM from 13th - 15th and 22nd - 29th March 2009, from 13th - 19th June 2010 and from 5th - 10th April 2011.

He is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Kenneth Chay

email: kenneth_chay@brown.edu

Ken Chay visited CReAM from 21st - 27th November 2012.

He is Professor of Economics at Brown University.  He is an empirical microeconomist who has done important research in the areas of labor, health and the environment.

His website is: click here

Jack Citrin

email: gojack@berkeley.edu

Jack Citrin visited CReAM from 6th - 10th April 2011.

He is the Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Damon Clark

email: dc738@cornell.edu

Damon Clark visited CReAM from 9th July - 1st August 2013.

He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University.

His website is: click here

Patricia Cortes

email: pcortes@bu.edu

Patricia Cortes visited CReAM on the 30th April 2010.

She is Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago Booth Business School.

She is an External Fellow at CReAM.

Her website is: click here

David Dorn

email: dorn@cemfi.es

David Dorn visited CReAM from 26th - 28th March 2013.

He is a Professor of Economics at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI).

His website is: click here

Mattias Engdahl

email: mattias.engdahl@nek.uu.se

Mattias Engdahl visited CReAM from 10th January - 19th June 2011.

Mattias is a PhD Student in Economics at Uppsala University.

His website is: click here

Itzik Fadlon

email: itzik.fadlon@gmail.com

Itzik Fadlon visited CReAM from 1st to 15th July 2009.

He is a Master student at Tel Aviv University.

Francesco Fasani

email: francesco.fasani[at]iae.csic.es

His website is: click here

Mette Foged

email: mette.foged.11@ucl.ac.uk

Mette Foged is visiting CReAM from 16th January - 15th May 2012.

She is a PhD student at the Department of Economics of University of Copenhagen since 2011.

Her website is: click here

Nicole Fortin

email: nicole.fortin@ubc.ca

Nicole Fortin visited CReAM on 31 October 2011 and from 11th March - 14th April 2013.

She is a Professor of Economics at UBC in Vancouver, BC. Her research interests revolve around two themes: wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies on the one hand, and the economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education, on the other.

Her website is: click here

Rachel Friedberg

email: Rachel_Friedberg@brown.edu

Rachel Friedberg visited CReAM from 16th - 18th March 2010.

She is a Senior Lecturer at the Brown University.

She is an External Fellow at CReAM.

Her website is: click here

Christina Gathmann

Christina Gathmann visited CReAM from 15th to 19th October 2012.

Her website is: click here

Albrecht Glitz

email: albrecht.glitz@upf.edu

Albrecht Glitz visited CReAM from 23rd September - 1st October 2010.

Albrecht is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He completed his Ph.D. at University College London in 2007.

His website is: click here

Hans Grönqvist

email: hans.gronqvist@sofi.su.se

Hans Grönqvist is visiting CReAM from September 2010 - January 2011 and from 6th - 9th April 2011.

He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at SOFI, Stockholm University. He completed his Ph.D. at Uppsala University in 2009 and has also been a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Bob Gregory

email: bob.gregory@anu.edu.au

Bob Gregory visited CReAM from 19th May - 11th June 2009, from 11th - 23rd June 2010, from 6th - 10th April 2011 and from 7th - 14th April 2013.

He is Professor of Economics at the Research School of Social Sciences in the Australian National University, Canberra.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Marco Hafner

email: Marco.Hafner@iab.de

Marco Hafner visited CReAM from June 2011 - May 2013.

He is a PhD student at the Department of Economics of University of Freiburg since 2007.

Gordon Hanson

email: gohanson@ucsd.edu

Gordon Hanson visited CReAM on 23rd March 2010.

He is Professor of Economics at UC San Diegego. Prof Hanson gave a CReAM Public Lecture entitled Managing Immigration Policy in High Income Countries.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Oliver Himmler

email: himmler@coll.mpg.de

Oliver Himmler is visited CReAM from 5th to 9th October 2009 and 23rd to 26th October 2012.

He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for research on collective goods.

His website is: click here

Julia Horstschräer

email: horstschraeer@zew.de

Julia Horstschräer visited CReAM from 4th October - 26th November 2010. She studied Economics at the University of Frankfurt and the University of Heidelberg.

Her website is: click here

Tobias König

email: tobias.koenig@wzb.eu

Tobias König has visited CReAM in the past from 5th to 9th October 2009 and from 24th to 26th October 2012. He is now visiting again until February 2014.

He is a Post Doc at the WZB and Humboldt University Berlin.

His website is: click here

Shulamit Kahn

email: skahn@bu.edu

Shulamit Kahn visited CReAM from 9th April - 14th May 2010.

She is Professor of Economics at Boston University.

Her website is: click here

Kevin Lang

email: lang@bu.edu

Kevin Lang visited CReAM from 9th April - 14th May 2010.

He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at Boston University.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Andrew Leigh

email: andrew.leigh@anu.edu.au

Andrew Leigh visited CReAM from 17th - 21st Septemeber 2007.

He is an economist in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. His current research is in the fields of labour economics, public finance and the economics of elections. He holds a PhD from Harvard University, and has previously worked as a lawyer, a political adviser, and a think-tank researcher. He has published over twenty journal articles and two books. In 2006, he received an Early Career Award from the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

His website is: click here

Thomas Lemieux

email: tlemieux@interchange.ubc.ca

Thomas Lemieux visited CReAM from 23rd - 25th September 2010 and from 11th March - 14th April 2013.

He is a Professor of Economics and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Iga Magda

email: iga.magda@gmail.com

Iga Magda visited CReAM from 1st June to 31st August 2009.

She is a Ph.D. Student at Warsaw School of Economics.

Douglas Massey

email: dmassey@princeton.edu

Douglas Massey visited CReAM from 6th - 10th April 2011.

He is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Karin Mayr

email: karin.mayr@univie.ac.at

Karin Mayr visited CReAM from 3rd - 26th March 2010.

She is Assistant Professor at University of Vienna

Her website is: click here

David McKenzie

email: dmckenzie@worldbank.org

David McKenzie visited CReAM from 10th - 11th March 2010 and from 5th - 10th April 2011.

He is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Xin Meng

email: xin.meng@anu.edu.au

Xin Meng visited CReAM in June 2007, from 11th - 23rd June 2010, from 6th - 10th April 2011 and from 7th - 14th April 2013.

She is a Professor of Economics at the Research School of Economics, College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University (ANU).

She is an External Fellow at CReAM.

Her website is: click here

Espen R Moen

email: espen.r.moen@bi.no

Espen Moen visited CReAM from 5th - 7th October 2009.

His website is: click here

Andrew Mountford

email: a.mountford@rhul.ac.uk

Andrew Mountford is visiting CReAM, every Monday and Wednesday, starting from 29th September - 30th March 2011.

He is Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He received a PhD from Brown University in 1993 and a BA from Cambridge University in 1988.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Kaivan Munshi

email: kaivan_munshi@brown.edu

Kaivan Munshi visited CReAM from the 11 - 14 April 2013.

He is a Professor of Economics at Brown University.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Susan Niknami

email: susan.niknami@sofi.su.se

Susan Niknami is visiting CReAM from September 2010 - January 2011 and from 6th - 9th April 2011.

She is a PhD Student in Economics at Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).

Her website is: click here

Krishna Pendakur

email: pendakur@sfu.ca

Krishna Pendakur visited CReAM on 30th October 2009 and from 15th - 24th June 2010.

He is Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Giovanni Peri

email: gperi@ucdavis.edu

Giovanni Peri visited CReAM from 23rd - 25th September 2010 and from 6th - 9th April 2011.

He is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Nishith Prakash

email: nishith.prakash@uconn.edu

Nishith Prakash visited CReAM from 25th - 29th June 2012.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Patrick Puhani

email: puhani@iza.org

Patrick A. Puhani visited CReAM from 5th - 11th March 2012, from 8th - 14th December 2008, from 2nd - 6th November 2009 and 3rd - 7th December 2012.

He is professor of Labour Economics at Leibniz University of Hannover. 

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Assaf Razin

email: razin@post.tau.ac.il

 Assaf Razin visited CReAM from 30th November - 2nd December 2009.

He is professor of Economics at Cornell University and Tel Aviv University.

His website is: click here

Dan-Olof Rooth

email: Dan-olof.Rooth@hik.se

Dan-Olof Rooth visited CReAM from 22nd March - 15th April 2011.

He is Professor of Economics at Linnaeus University (previously known as Kalmar University). He completed his doctorate in Economics at Lund University in Sweden in 1999.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Mark Rosenzweig

email: mark.rosenzweig@yale.edu

Mark Rosezweig visited CReAM from 6th - 9th April 2011.

He is the Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics in the Department of Economics and the Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1973.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Russell Ross

email: russell.ross@sydney.edu.au

Russell Ross visited CReAM from 5th - 14th October 2010.

Russell is an associate professor of economics and chair of discipline at The University of Sydney.

His website is: click here

Emmanuel Saez

email: saez@econ.berkeley.edu

Emmanuel Saez visited CReAM on the 15th December 2008.

His website is: click here

Kari Salvanes

Kari Salvanes visited CReAM from 5th September 2011 - 6th July 2012.

She is a PhD student at the Department of Economics and ESOP at the University of Oslo.

Her website is: click here

Malte Sandner

email: sandnerfiwi.uni-hannover.de

Malte Sandner is currently a researcher at the Leibniz University Hannover where he received his Ph.D. in economics in 2013. Malte is visiting CReAM from November 2013 until December 2013.

Website: click here

Matti Sarvimäki

email: matti.sarvimaki@vatt.fi

Matti Sarvimaki visited CReAM from September 2005 - April 2006.

He has been a PhD student in the Helsinki School of Economics and a researcher in the Government Institute for Economic Research, Finland since 2003. His main research interests are in applied microeconometrics and labour economics. Currently his research focuses on immigration, particularly on economic assimilation, human capital investment and return migration.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Marcel Smolka

email: marcel.smolka.13@ucl.ac.uk

Marcel Smolka has been a Junior Economist and a PhD student at Tübingen School of Business and Economics since 2009. He previously studied economics and business administration at universities in Essen, Tübingen, and Madrid. His main research interests are international trade and international migration. He is visiting CReAM from September 2013 to March 2014.

Website: click here

Todd Sorenson

email: todd.sorensen@ucr.edu

Todd Sorenson visited CReAM on the 7th and 8th December 2009.

He is Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside.

His website is: click here

Chad Sparber

email: csparber@mail.colgate.edu

Chad Sparber visited CReAM from 12th January - 12th May 2009.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Robert Wagner

email: robert.wagner@bwl.lmu.de

He is a PhD student at the University of Munich.

Robert Wagner visited CReAM from 9th January - 24th February 2012.

His website is: click here

Yoram Weiss

email: weiss@post.tau.ac.il

Yoram Weiss visited CReAM from 10th October - 9th November 2008, from 26th September - 13th October 2006, from 1st - 31st July 2009, from 30th May - 4th July 2010, from 1st - 31st April 2011 and from 10th - 20th April 2013.

He is a Professor of Economics at the Tel-Aviv University since 1980 and holds the Daniel and Grace Ross Chair in Labor Economics since 1993. He received his MA in Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 1968.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Andreas Wimmer

email: awimmer@Princeton.EDU

Andreas Wimmer visited CReAM from 5th - 10th April 2011.

He is Professor of Sociology at University of California (UCLA). He received a PhD in social anthropology from University of Zurich in 1992 and a habilitation two years later

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Dean C. Yang

email: deanyang@umich.edu

Dean Yang visited CReAM from 23rd - 28th May 2011.

He is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here

Eran Yashiv

email: yashiv@post.tau.ac.il

Eran Yashiv visited CReAM from 5th to 8th May 2009 and from 5th to 7th October 2009.

He is an External Fellow at CReAM.

His website is: click here