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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.


External Research Fellow

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Catia Batista

Catia Batista is an Associate Professor of Economics at Nova University of Lisbon, and co-Founder and Scientific Director of the NOVAFRICA research center at the same institution. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.

Catia has conducted randomized field and lab-in-the-field experiments and collected data on topics related to mobile money and financial innovation, migration and remittance flows, education, entrepreneurship and technology adoption, including agricultural modernization, in countries such as Cape Verde, Ireland, Portugal, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. She has lectured macroeconomics, development and international economics at the departments of Economics of the University of Chicago, University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin and Nova University of Lisbon. In the past she has also worked at the International Monetary Fund and at the Portuguese Catholic University. She is affiliated as a researcher with CReAM (London, UK), and IZA (Bonn, Germany). She has also worked as a consultant for the IGC (International Growth Center, based at the LSE) and for the World Bank.

Her research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the World Bank Economic Review.

Catia Batista joined CReAM as an external affiliate in June 2011.