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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 2012






December 2012 36/12 Ingo Isphording and Mathias Sinning The Returns to Language Skills in the US Labor Market Abstract
November 2012 35/12 Anna Piil Damm Neighborhood Quality and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Quasi-Random Neighborhood Assignment of Immigrants Abstract
November 2012 34/12 Michael A. Clemens and Erwin Tiongson Split Decisions: Family finance when a policy discontinuity allocates overseas work Abstract
November 2012 33/12 Yvonni Markaki and Simonetta Longhi What Determines Attitudes to Immigration in European Countries? An Analysis at the Regional Level Abstract
November 2012 32/12 Simonetta Longhi and Magdalena Rokicka European immigrants in the UK before and after the 2004 enlargement: Is there a change in immigrant self-selection? Abstract
November 2012 31/12 Patricia Cortés and Jessica Pan Relative Quality of Foreign Nurses in the United States Abstract
November 2012 30/12 Thomas K. Bauer, Sebastian Braun and Michael Kvasnicka The Economic Integration of Forced Migrants: Evidence for Post-War Germany Abstract
October 2012 29/12 Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini and Anna Rosso The Effect of Emigration from Poland on Polish Wages Abstract
September 2012 28/12 Steven Stillman, John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua Miserable Migrants? Natural Experiment Evidence on International Migration and Objective and Subjective Well-Being Abstract
September 2012 27/12 Govert E. Bijwaard, Christian Schluter and Jackline Wahba The Impact of Labour Market Dynamics on the Return–Migration of Immigrants Abstract
September 2012 26/12 Nicole B. Simpson and Chad Sparber The Short- and Long-Run Determinants of Less- Educated Immigrant Flows into U.S. States Abstract
September 2012 25/12 Gil S. Epstein Migrants, Ethnicity and the Welfare State Abstract
September 2012 24/12 Gil S. Epstein Frontier Issues of the Political Economy of Migration Abstract
September 2012 23/12 Michaela Trax, Stephan Brunow and Jens Suedekum Cultural diversity and plant-level productivity Abstract
September 2012 22/12 Albrecht Glitz Ethnic Segregation in Germany Abstract
September 2012 21/12 Jonathan Wadsworth Musn’t Grumble. Immigration, Health and Health Service Use in the UK and Germany Abstract
September 2012 20/12 Gil S. Epstein and Renana Lindner Pomerantz Assimilation through Marriage Abstract
August 2012 19/12 Gil S. Epstein and Erez Siniver Can an Ethnic Group Climb up from the Bottom of the Ladder? Abstract
May 2012 18/12 Julian di Giovanni, Andrei A. Levchenko and Francesc Ortega A Global View of Cross-Border Migration Abstract
May 2012 17/12 Emmanuelle Auriol and Alice Mesnard Sale Of Visas: A Smuggler’s Final Song? Abstract
May 2012 16/12 John Gibson, David McKenzie and Bilal Zia The Impact of Financial Literacy Training for Migrants Abstract
May 2012 15/12 Jaap Dronkers, Rolf van der Velden and Allison Dunne Why are migrant students better off in certain types of educational systems or schools than in others? On the effects of educational systems, school composition, track level, parental background, and country of origin on the achievement of 15-year- old migrant students. Abstract
May 2012 14/12 Nils Kornder and Jaap Dronkers Do Migrant Girls Always Perform Better? Differences between the Reading and Math Scores of 15-Year-Old Daughters and Sons of Migrants in PISA 2009 and Variations by Region of Origin and Country of Destination Abstract
April 2012 13/12 J. Dronkers and M. de Heus Immigrants’ Children Scientific Performance in a Double Comparative Design: The Influence of Origin, Destination, and Community Abstract
April 2012 12/12 J. Dronkers, M. de Heus and M. Levels Immigrant Pupils’ Scientific Performance: The Influence of Educational System Features of Origin and Destination Countries Abstract
April 2012 11/12 Jaap Dronkers and Rolf van der Velden Positive but also negative effects of ethnic diversity in schools on educational performance? An empirical test using PISA data Abstract
April 2012 10/12 J. Dronkers and M. de Heus The Educational Performance of Children of Immigrants in Sixteen OECD Countries Abstract
April 2012 09/12 David McKenzie, Caroline Theoharides and Dean Yang Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market: Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks Abstract
March 2012 08/12 Christian Dustmann, Patrick A. Puhani and Uta Schönberg The Long-term Effects of School Quality on Labor Market Outcomes and Educational Attainment Abstract
March 2012 07/12 David McKenzie Learning about migration through experiments Abstract
February 2012 06/12 Alicia Adsera and Mariola Pytlikova The role of language in shaping international migration Abstract
February 2012 05/12 Delia Furtado and Stephen J. Trejo Interethnic Marriages and their Economic Effects Abstract
February 2012 04/12 Lucia Corno Peer Effects on Criminal Behavior. Evidence from the homeless Abstract
January 2012 03/12 Julia Beckhusen, Raymond J.G.M. Florax, Thomas de Graaff, Jacques Poot and Brigitte Waldorf Living and Working in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency of Immigrants in U.S. Metropolitan Areas Abstract
January 2012 02/12 Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou Ethnic Networks and Employment Outcomes Abstract
January 2012 01/12 Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo The Complexity of Immigrant Generations: Implications for Assessing the Socioeconomic Integration of Hispanics and Asians Abstract