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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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Panu Poutvaara

Panu Poutvaara is professor of economics at the University of Munich and head of department at the Ifo Institute. He received his doctorate in 2002 from the University of Helsinki. Professor Poutvaara's main research interests are international migration, public economics and political economics. His work has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics, among other journals. He heads the Ifo Center of Excellence for Migration and Integration Research (CEMIR), and participates in NORFACE-financed TEMPO project. He is managing editor of the CESifo Economic Studies, associate editor of the Finnish Economic Papers, CESifo Research Fellow and IZA Research Fellow.

His current main research questions include selection of emigrants from a rich welfare state in terms of observable and unobservable characteristics, attitudes towards the welfare state among emigrants who have left it, and family migration.

Panu Poutvaara joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2013.