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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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Tommaso Frattini


Tommaso Frattini is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan. He received his PhD in Economics from University College London in 2010, his M.Sc. in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, in 2004, and his undergraduate degree (“Laurea”) in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan, in 2002. He has been a Research Affiliate at IZA since 2007, and Research Fellow at Centro Studi D'Agliano since 2009.

His main research interests are in Applied Microeconometrics, Labour Economics, and the Economics of Migration. In particular,In particular, he has studied the labour market and fiscal consequences of migration in destination and in source countries, the socio-economic assimilation of immigrants and their children and the determinants and consequences of migration policies.

He joined CReAM as a Research fellow in 2005.