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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 2014






November 2014 42/14 Anirban Ghosh, Anna Maria Mayda and Francesc Ortega The Impact of Skilled Foreign Workers on Firms: an Investigation of Publicly Traded U.S. Firms Abstract
November 2014 41/14 Gil S. Epstein and Odelia Heizler (Cohen) Ethnosizing Immigrants: A Theoretical Framework Abstract
November 2014 40/14 Alisher Aldashev and Alexander M. Danzer Economic Returns to Speaking the Right Languages? Evidence from Kazakhstan's Shift in State Language and Language of Instruction Abstract
October 2014 39/14 Francesco Fasani Understanding the Role of Immigrants' Legal Status: Evidence from Policy Experiments Abstract
October 2014 38/14 David McKenzie and Dean Yang Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration Abstract
September 2014 37/14 Ira N. Gang and Achim Schmillen Sometimes, Winners Lose: Economic Disparity and Indigenization in Kazakhstan Abstract
September 2014 36/14 Joan Llull The Effect of Immigration on Wages: Exploiting Exogenous Variation at the National Level Abstract
September 2014 35/14 Ayse Guveli, Harry Ganzeboom, Helen Baykara-Krumme, Lucinda Platt, Şebnem Eroğlu, Niels Spierings, Sait Bayrakdar, Bernhard Nauck and Efe K Sozeri 2000 Families: identifying the research potential of an origins-of migration study Abstract
August 2014 34/14 Alícia Adserà and Ana Ferrer Labour Market Progression of Canadian Immigrant Women Abstract
August 2014 33/14 Joachim De Weerdt, Garance Genicot and Alice Mesnard Asymmetry of Information within Family Networks Abstract
August 2014 32/14 Tom Frere-Smith, Renee Luthra and Lucinda Platt Sampling Recently Arrived Immigrants in the UK: Exploring the Effectiveness of Respondent Driven Sampling Abstract
August 2014 31/14 Sarit Cohen Goldner and Gil S. Epstein Age at Immigration and High School Dropouts Abstract
July 2014 30/14 Sjaak Braster and Jaap Dronkers Does regional ethnic diversity moderate the negative effect of school ethnic diversity on educational performance? Abstract
July 2014 29/14 Mette Foged Family Migration and Relative Earnings Potentials Abstract
July 2014 28/14 Christian Dustmann and Francesco Fasani The Effect of Local Area Crime on Mental Health Abstract
July 2014 27/14 Govert E. Bijwaard and Qi Wang Return Migration of Foreign Students Abstract
June 2014 26/14 Bernt Bratsberg, Oddbjørn Raaum, and Knut Røed Immigrants, labor market performance, and social insurance Abstract
June 2014 25/14 Ernest Miguélez Inventor Diasporas and the Internalionalization of Technology Abstract
June 2014 24/14 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Cynthia Bansak and Allan A. Zebedee The Impact of Mandated Employment Verification Systems on State-Level Employment by Foreign Affiliates Abstract
June 2014 23/14 Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Fernando Antonio Lozano On the Effectiveness of SB1070 in Arizona Abstract
June 2014 22/14 Daniel Arribas-Bel, Peter Nijkamp and Jacques Poot How diverse can spatial measures of cultural diversity be? Results from Monte Carlo simulations of an agent-based model Abstract
June 2014 21/14 Joakim Ruist How the macroeconomic context impacts on attitudes to immigration: evidence from parallel time series Abstract
May 2014 20/14 Ilhom Abdulloev, Ira N. Gang and Myeong-Su Yun Migration, Education and the Gender Gap in Labour Force Participation Abstract
May 2014 19/14 Bernt Bratsberg, Oddbjørn Raaum, and Knut Røed Labour migrant adjustments in the aftermath of the financial crisis Abstract
May 2014 18/14 Ruohong Cai, Shuaizhang Feng, Mariola Pytliková and Michael Oppenheimer Climate Variability and International Migration: The Importance of the Agricultural Linkage Abstract
May 2014 17/14 Catia Batista, Tara McIndoe-Calder and Pedro C. Vicente Return Migration, Self-Selection and Entrepreneurship in Mozambique. Abstract
May 2014 16/14 Hyejin Ku Fair Trade in the Fields of Florida: The Impact of the Penny-Per-Pound on Tomato Pickers Abstract
April 2014 15/14 Carlo Devillanova, Francesco Fasani and Tommaso Frattini Employment of Undocumented Immigrants and the Prospect of Legal Status: Evidence from an Amnesty Program Abstract
April 2014 14/14 Tito Boeri, Marta De Philippis, Eleonora Patacchini and Michele Pellizzari Immigration, Housing Discrimination and Employment Abstract
April 2014 13/14 Marco Alfano Daughters, Dowries, Deliveries:The Effect of Marital Payments on Fertility Choices in India Abstract
April 2014 12/14 Renee Luthra, Lucinda Platt and Justyna Salamonska Migrant diversity, migration motivations and early integration: the case of Poles in Germany, the Netherlands, London and Dublin. Abstract
April 2014 11/14 Roland Rathelot Ethnic differentials on the labor market in the presence of asymmetric spatial sorting: Set identification and estimation Abstract
March 2014 10/14 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. Abstract
February 2014 09/14 Ilhom Abdulloev, Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang Ethnic Goods and Immigrant Assimilation Abstract
February 2014 08/14 Catia Batista and Janis Umblijs Do Migrants Send Remittances as a Way of Self-Insurance? Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Survey Abstract
February 2014 07/14 Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt Life Satisfaction, Ethnicity and Neighbourhoods: Is There an Effect of Neighbourhood Ethnic Composition on Life Satisfaction? Abstract
February 2014 06/14 Christian Dustmann, Bernd Fitzenberger, Uta Schönberg, Alexandra Spitz-Oener From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar: Germany's Resurgent Economy Abstract
January 2014 05/14 John Gibson and David McKenzie Development through Seasonal Worker Programs: The Case of New Zealand's RSE Program Abstract
January 2014 04/14 Joakim Ruist The fiscal consequences of unrestricted immigration from Romania and Bulgaria Abstract
January 2014 03/14 Benjamin Elsner, Gaia Narciso, Jacco J. J. ThijssenŸ Migrant Networks and the Spread of Misinformation Abstract
January 2014 02/14 Christian Dustmann and Joseph-Simon Görlach Selective Outmigration and the Estimation of Immigrants’ Earnings Profiles Abstract
January 2014 01/14 Timothy J. Hatton The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe Abstract