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Handelsblatt Economists Ranking

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann is ranked #1 on the new Handelsblatt Economists Ranking. The ranking considers more than 3,000 research-intensive economists from German-speaking countries and German-speaking economists abroad.

European Research Council (ERC) Awards

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

Research by Christian Dustmann and Thomas Cornelissen finds that boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap (60-80%) with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds.

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Housing costs have exacerbated income equality in Germany

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and co-authors finds that changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s. The research was covered on the German press.

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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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Brexit

BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

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Newspapers 2010

The Economist November 18, 2010

"Shutting the door" - article in The Economist on the UK government’s efforts to reduce the inflow of foreign workers. The article cites Christian Dustmann saying that workers from the new EU countries pay more to the exchequer in taxes than they take from it in services.

Financial Times October 03, 2010

"Myth-busting" by James Boxell - article disputes assumptions and stereotypes, and refers to research by Christian Dustmann regarding contributions made by migrants to the UK.

Financial Times October 03, 2010

"Migrants give boost to public finances" by James Boxell and Keith Fray - article refers to research by Christian Dustmann regarding contributions made by migrants to the UK.

Daily Mail September 15, 2010

"Ethnic pupils go to top of the class at 16" by Laura Clark - further media coverage on "Ethnic and Educational Achievement in Compulsory Schooling"

The Daily Telegraph September 15, 2010

"White British pupils 'make less progress' than ethnic minorities" by Graeme Paton - further media coverage on "Ethnic and Educational Achievement in Compulsory Schooling"

Lavoce.info June 29, 2010

"More immigrants more crime? It depends on the policy" by F.Fasani.

Neodemos.it June 16, 2010

"How many irregular immigrants are there in Europe?" by F.Fasani.

Il Sole 24ORE January 13, 2010

"Residence permits for 'points' workers" by G. Barba Navaretti, comments on "Deporting undocumented immigrants: the role of labor demand shocks" by F.Fasani.