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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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Discussion Paper


UCL News




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.

Press Release

Discussion Paper


The Telegraph

The Times



"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.


CReAM seminar

CReAM Brown Bag Seminars
Martin Lange (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Immigration and Hate Crime. Quasi-Experimental Evidence on Attacks against Asylum Seekers in Germany (joint with Horst Entorf) 

Event date: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Drayton, Room 321, 12:30-1:30pm.

In this article, we examine the relationship between immigration and anti-foreigner hate crime. By exploiting a quasi-experimental allocation of asylum seekers in Germany, we estimate the causal effect of an unexpected and sudden change in the share of the foreign-born population on anti-foreigner hate crime. Our first-difference county-level analysis yields two major results. The rise in hate crime is not related to the mere size of immigration. However, immigration matters for the rise in hate crime in predominantly `white' areas.