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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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Kaivan Munshi

Kaivan Munshi is currently Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge. Munshi’s research has been devoted almost exclusively to the analysis of communities and their interaction with economic activity. His early research focused on social learning in the adoption of agricultural and contraceptive technology, and the identification of migrant labor market networks. His subsequent research has examined the effect of community networks on education, health, and mobility, which are key determinants of growth and development. Much of this research has been situated in India, where caste is a natural social domain around which networks are organized. Other work has been situated in diverse locales, including Kenya, Bangladesh, and the United States. Munshi’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.

Kaivan Munshi joined CReAM as an external fellow in July 2013.