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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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Erwin Tiongson

Erwin R. Tiongson is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia (ECA) regional unit, where he currently works on issues related to enterprise activity, labor markets, and migration. He is also a member of ECA’s Migration and Remittances Peer-Assisted Learning (MIRPAL) network, an international forum for discussing migration policies and practice. In 2010, he organized a Global Economic Symposium session on portable unemployment insurance for migrant workers. He recently served as Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) while on leave from the World Bank. He is lead author of The Crisis Hits Home: Stress Testing Households in Europe and Central Asia (Washington: World Bank, 2010) and has published articles in the International Migration Review, Oxford Development Studies, Review of Development Economics, Economics of Education Review, and other academic journals. He is a Research Fellow of Das Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) (Institute for the Study of Labor) in Bonn, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The George Washington University.

Erwin Tiongson joined CReAM as an external fellow in February 2012.