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The Refugee Crisis

Professor Christian Dustmann comments on the current European debate on the refugee crisis and migration quotas on BBC World Service 


Immigrant and disadvantaged children benefit most from early childcare

Attending universal childcare from age three significantly improves the school readiness of children from immigrant and disadvantaged family backgrounds.

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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.

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The Telegraph

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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


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.



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.


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Discussion Papers 2018






October 2018 15/18 Hyejin Ku The Effect of Wage Subsidies on Piece Rate Workers: Evidence from the Penny Per Pound Program in Florida Abstract
August 2018 14/18 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Mary J. Lopez Impeding or Accelerating Assimilation? Immigration Enforcement and Its Impact on Naturalization Patterns Abstract
August 2018 13/18 Catia Batista, Julia Seither and Pedro C. Vicente Migration, Political Institutions, and Social Networks Abstract
August 2018 12/18 Michela Carlana, Eliana La Ferrara, Paolo Pinotti Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children Abstract
August 2018 11/18 Hyejin Ku, Uta Schönberg and Ragnhild C. Schreiner How Do Firms Respond to Place-Based Tax Incentives? Abstract
June 2018 10/18 Monique De Haan and Ragnhild C. Schreiner The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency Abstract
June 2018 09/18 Alexander M. Danzer, Carsten Feuerbaum, Marc Piopiunik, and Ludger Woessmann Growing up in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency and Educational Attainment of Immigrant Children Abstract
June 2018 08/18 Thomas Cornelissen, Christian Dustmann, Anna Raute and Uta Schönberg Who benefits from universal child care? Estimating marginal returns to early child care attendance Abstract
May 2018 07/18 Simon Burgess and Lucinda Platt Inter-ethnic relations of teenagers in England’s schools: the role of school and neighbourhood ethnic composition Abstract
May 2018 06/18 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Cristina Borra Internal Mobility after the Expansion of the Welfare State: Evidence from Spain Abstract
May 2018 05/18 Christian Dustmann and Rasmus Landersø Child’s Gender, Young Fathers’ Crime, and Spillover Effects in Criminal Behavior Abstract
February 2018 04/18 Luigi Minale Agricultural Productivity Shocks, Labor Reallocation, and Rural-Urban Migration in China Abstract
February 2018 03/18 Julia Jauer, Thomas Liebig, John P. Martin and Patrick A. Puhani Migration as an adjustment mechanism in the crisis? A comparison of Europe and the United States 2006-2016 Abstract
February 2018 02/18 David A. Jaeger, Joakim Ruist and Jan Stuhler Shift- Share Instruments and the Impact of Immigration Abstract
January 2018 01/18 Malte Sandner and Pia Wassmann The Effect of Changes in Border Regimes on Border Regions Crime Rates: Evidence from the Schengen Treaty Abstract