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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

The Times



"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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Hartmut Esser

Hartmut Esser was born in 1943 in Elend/Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. He studied Economics and Sociology at the University of Cologne. Following his postdoctoral habilitation at the University of Bochum, he held positions as Professor of Methodology of Empirical Social Research at the University of Duisburg (1978-1982), Full Professor of Empirical Social Research at the University of Essen GHS (1982-1985) and Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne (1987-1991). From 1985-1987, he was Managing Director of ZUMA (Centre for Survey Research and Methodology), Mannheim. From 1991 – 2009 he was a Full Professor of Sociology and Philosophy of Science at the University of Mannheim and served two terms as Vice-President for Research. He retired in August 2009. He is the (co-)author of over 190 papers in refereed journals and collected volumes, and (co-) author or editor of over 20 books, the most important of which are: Soziale Regelmäßigkeiten des Befragtenverhaltens 1975; Wissenschaftstheorie (2 vol.) 1977; Aspekte der Wanderungssoziologie 1980; Generation und Identität (ed. together with Jürgen Friedrichs) 1990; Alltagshandeln und Verstehen. Zum Verhältnis von erklärender und verstehender Soziologie am Beispiel von Alfred Schütz und Rational Choice 1991; Modellierung sozialer Prozesse (ed. together with Klaus Troitzsch) 1991; Soziologie. Allgemeine Grundlagen 1993; Soziologie. Spezielle Grundlagen (6 vol.), 1999-2001; Soziologische Anstöße, 2004, Sprache und Integration, 2006.

His current research interests include theory construction in the social sciences, family sociology, migration, interethnic relationships, ethnic conflicts, sociological theories of action.

Hartmut Esser joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2013.