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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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Herbert Brücker

Herbert Brücker is Full Professor of economics at the University of Bamberg since 2008 and Head of the Department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the IAB since 2005. He completed a degree in sociology at the University of Frankfurt in 1986 and attained subsequently his doctorate in economics from the University of Frankfurt in 1994. In 2005 Herbert Brücker received his habilitation in economics from the University of Technology in Berlin. From 1988 to 2005 he held research positions at the University of Frankfurt, the German Development Institute (GDI) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. Herbert Brücker was Visiting Professor at the Aarhus School of Business from 2004 to 2005. His research interests cover international migration, labour markets and European integration. His papers where published in Journals such as the European Economic Review, Economic Policy and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Herbert Brücker joined CReAM as an external fellow in November 2013.