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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.


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Marco Alfano

Marco is a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde. His research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, in particular Development Economics, Economics of the Family and Labour Economics. Marco's most recent paper exploits the introduction of Sharia laws in northern Nigeria to investigate the effect of Islamic law on parental behaviour towards children and on child welfare. In other current research projects, he analyses the effects of expected dowry payments on fertility choices and the unintended consequences of conditional cash transfer programmes on sex ratios at birth.

Marco Alfano joined CReAM in September 2010.