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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 2016






December 2016 30/16 José-Ignacio Antón, René Böheim and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer The effects of international migration on native workers’ unionisation in Austria Abstract
December 2016 29/16 Simone Cremaschi and Carlo Devillanova Immigrants and Legal Status: Do Personal Contacts Matter? Abstract
November 2016 28/16 Pierre Brochu, Till Gross and Christopher Worswick Temporary Foreign Workers and Firms: Theory and Canadian Evidence Abstract
November 2016 27/16 Julia Bredtmann, Fernanda Martínez Flores, and Sebastian Otten Remittances and the Brain Drain: Evidence from Microdata for Sub-Saharan Africa Abstract
October 2016 26/16 Christian Dustmann, Uta Schönberg, and Jan Stuhler The Impact of Immigration: Why Do Studies Reach Such Different Results? Abstract
October 2016 25/16 Paolo Pinotti Clicking on Heaven's Door: The E ffect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime Abstract
October 2016 24/16 Costanza Biavaschi, Michal Burzynski, Benjamin Elsner and Joël Machado The Gain from the Drain - Skill-biased Migration and Global Welfare Abstract
September 2016 23/16 Marco Alfano, Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini Immigration and the UK: Reflections After Brexit Abstract
September 2016 22/16 Volker Grossmann, Andreas Schäfer, Thomas Steger and Benjamin Fuchs Reversal of Migration Flows: A Fresh Look at the German Reunification Abstract
September 2016 21/16 Francesco Fasani Immigrant Crime and Legal Status: Evidence from Repeated Amnesty Programs Abstract
August 2016 20/16 Govert E. Bijwaard and Christian Schluter Interdependent Hazards, Local Interactions, and the Return Decision of Recent Migrants Abstract
August 2016 19/16 Christian Dustmann, Kristine Vasiljeva and Anna Piil Damm Refugee Migration and Electoral Outcomes Abstract
August 2016 18/16 Casey Warman, Matthew D. Webb and Christopher Worswick Immigrant Category of Admission and the Earnings of Adults and Children: How far does the Apple Fall? Abstract
August 2016 17/16 Christian Dustmann, Uta Schӧnberg and Jan Stuhler Labor Supply Shocks, Native Wages, and the Adjustment of Local Employment Abstract
August 2016 16/16 Christian Dustmann, Francesco Fasani, Tommaso Frattini, Luigi Minale and Uta Schӧnberg On the Economics and Politics of Refugee Migration Abstract
July 2016 15/16 Wouter Zwysen and Simonetta Longhi Employment and Earning Gaps in the Early Career of Ethnic Minority British Graduates: the Importance of University Choice, Parental Background and Area Characteristics Abstract
July 2016 14/16 John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua and Steven Stillman The Long-Term Impact of International Migration on Economic Decision-Making: Evidence from a Migration Lottery and Lab-in-the-Field Experiments Abstract
July 2016 13/16 Asadul Islam, Steven Stillman and Christopher Worswick Can Immigrants Insure against Shocks as well as the Native-born? Abstract
July 2016 12/16 Ira N. Gang, Kseniia Gatskova, John Landon-Lane and Myeong-Su Yun Vulnerability to Poverty: Tajikistan During and After the Global Financial Crisis Abstract
May 2016 11/16 Xavier D’Haultfoeuille and Roland Rathelot Measuring Segregation on Small Units: A Partial Identification Analysis Abstract
May 2016 10/16 Romain Aeberhardt, Elise Coudin and Roland Rathelot The heterogeneity of ethnic employment gaps Abstract
May 2016 09/16 Christian Dustmann and Joseph-Simon Görlach Estimating Immigrant Earnings Profiles when Migrations are Temporary Abstract
April 2016 08/16 Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae Lee and Hugo Reis Please Call Me John: Name Choice and the Assimilation of Immigrants in the United States, 1900-1930 Abstract
April 2016 07/16 Matthew Roskruge, Jacques Poot and Laura King Social capital, entrepreneurship and living standards: differences between immigrants and the native born Abstract
March 2016 06/16 Laura Ansala, Ulla Hämäläinen and Matti Sarvimäki Slipping through the Cracks of a Welfare State: Children of Immigrants in Finland Abstract
March 2016 05/16 Ken Clark, Stephen Drinkwater and Catherine Robinson Self-Employment Amongst Migrant Groups in England and Wales: New Evidence from Census Microdata Abstract
February 2016 04/16 Gil S. Epstein and Odelia Heizler (Cohen) Networks in the Diaspora Abstract
February 2016 03/16 Yassine Khoudja and Lucinda Platt Labour market entries and exits of women from different origin countries in the UK Abstract
February 2016 02/16 Bernt Bratsberg, Oddbjørn Raaum and Knut Røed Job Loss and Immigrant Labor Market Performance Abstract
January 2016 01/16 Nicola Mastrorocco and Luigi Minale Information and Crime Perceptions: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Abstract