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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

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.


Previous Senior Research Officer

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Biagio Speciale

Biagio Speciale is an Assistant Professor at the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Paris. Previously, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he received his Ph.D in Economics, as well as Masters in Economics and Statistics. His main research interests are; economics of migration, economics of education, development economics and applied contract theory. In particular, his recent research on migration has focused on the impact of migration on public education expenditure and the economic analysis of undocumented migration.

Biagio Speciale worked in CReAM between November 2006 and September 2008.