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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 2013






December 2013 32/13 Qing Li and Arthur Sweetman The Quality of Immigrant Source Country Educational Outcomes: Do they Matter in the Receiving Country? Abstract
December 2013 31/13 Catia Batista and Gaia Narciso Migrant Remittances and Information Flows: Evidence from a Field Experiment Abstract
December 2013 30/13 Simone Bertoli and Hillel Rapoport Heaven's Swing Door: Endogenous skills, migration networks and the effectiveness of quality-selective immigration policies Abstract
December 2013 29/13 Anna Piil Damm and Christian Dustmann Does Growing Up in a High Crime Neighborhood Affect Youth Criminal Behavior? Abstract
November 2013 28/13 Michael S. Rendall and Susan W. Parker Two Decades of Negative Educational Selectivity of Mexican Migrants to the United States Abstract
November 2013 27/13 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Laura Juarez Old-Age Government Transfers and the Crowding Out of Private Gifts: The 70 and Above Program for the Rural Elderly in Mexico Abstract
November 2013 26/13 Heaven Crawley, Stephen Drinkwater and Rukhsana Kauser Regional Variations in Attitudes Towards Refugees: Evidence from Great Britain Abstract
November 2013 25/13 Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs Migration, Risk Attitudes, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Survey Abstract
November 2013 24/13 Slobodan Djajic and Alice Mesnard Guest Workers in the Underground Economy Abstract
November 2013 23/13 Ian Preston The Effect of Immigration on Public Finances Abstract
November 2013 22/13 Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK Abstract
September 2013 21/13 Catia Batista, Dan Silverman and Dean Yang Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment Abstract
September 2013 20/13 Toman Omar Mahmoud, Hillel Rapoport, Andreas Steinmayr and Christoph Trebesch The Effect of Labor Migration on the Diffusion of Democracy: Evidence from a Former Soviet Republic Abstract
September 2013 19/13 Emily Beam, David McKenzie and Dean Yang Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines Abstract
August 2013 18/13 Sjaak Braster and Jaap Dronkers The positive effects of ethnic diversity in class on the educational performance of pupils in a multi-ethnic European metropole Abstract
August 2013 17/13 Maurice Kugler, Oren Levintal and Hillel Rapoport Migration and Cross-Border Financial Flows Abstract
July 2013 16/13 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Almudena Sevilla-Sanz Low-skilled Immigration and Parenting Investments of College-educated Mothers in the United States: Evidence from Time-use Data Abstract
July 2013 15/13 Jens Hainmueller and Daniel J. Hopkins Public Attitudes toward Immigration Abstract
May 2013 13/13 Christian Dustmann and Anna Okatenko Out-migration, Wealth Constraints, and the Quality of Local Amenities Abstract
May 2013 12/13 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Cynthia Bansak Employment Verification Mandates and the Labor Market Outcomes of Likely Unauthorized and Native Workers Abstract
May 2013 11/13 John Palmer and Mariola Pytlikova Labor Market Laws and Intra-European Migration: The Role of the State in Shaping Destination Choices Abstract
April 2013 10/13 David McKenzie and Melissa Siegel Eliciting Illegal migration rates through list randomization Abstract
April 2013 09/13 Jaap Dronkers and Matthijs Kalmijn Single-parenthood among migrant children: Determinants and consequences for educational performance Abstract
April 2013 08/13 John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua Development Impacts of Seasonal and Temporary Migration: A Review of Evidence from the Pacific and Southeast Asia Abstract
April 2013 07/13 Jaap Dronkers and Nils Kornder Can gender differences in the educational performance of 15-year old migrant pupils be explained by the gender equality in the countries of origin and destination? Abstract
February 2013 06/13 Gil S. Epstein and Odelia Heizler (Cohen) Minimum wages and the creation of illegal migration Abstract
February 2013 05/13 John Gibson and David McKenzie Scientific Mobility and Knowledge Networks in High Emigration Countries: Evidence from the Pacific Abstract
January 2013 04/13 Alberto Alesina, Johann Harnoss and Hillel Rapoport Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity Abstract
January 2013 03/13 Olof Ã…slund and Mattias Engdahl The value of earning for learning: Performance bonuses in immigrant language training Abstract
January 2013 02/13 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Thitima Puttitanun and Ana Martinez-Donate How Do Tougher Immigration Measures Impact Unauthorized Immigrants? Abstract
January 2013 01/13 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Kusum Mundra Immigrant Homeownership and Immigration Status: Evidence from Spain Abstract