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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.


External Research Fellow

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Matti Sarvimäki

Matti Sarvimäki is currently a Yrjö Jahnsson Fellow (visiting scholar) at MIT. He is also a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aalto University, a Research Economist at the London School of Economics and a Senior Researcher at the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT). His research focuses on the production and allocation of human capital. Recent work has examined the importance of agglomeration economies, the long-term effects of forced migration and the impact of an integration program for immigrants. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics in 2009.

Matti Sarvimäki joined CReAM as an external fellow in December 2011.