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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.


Previous Research Fellow

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Francesca Fabbri


Francesca Fabbri is Economist in Infrastructure UK, HM Treasury since September 2015. Before then she was Principal Analyst at the Implementation Unit of the UK Cabinet Office. Before she joined the British Civil Service, Francesca worked as assistant professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Munich and as Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia London.


She received her PhD in Economics in 2004 from University College London. Her thesis is on "Immigrants' Performance, Welfare and Reception: An Economic Analysis for the UK". Her main research interest is in applied labor economics, focusing on immigration, education, labor demand, and personnel economics.
While working on her PhD, she participated in research for the British Home Office on the labor market performance of immigrants and the impact of migration on local labor markets in the UK. She has published in the Economic Journal and the Journal of the European Economic Association.