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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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Govert Bijwaard

Govert Bijwaard is Senior Researcher at Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). After his education in econometrics at Groningen University, the Netherlands, and Brown University (RI) he got his PhD from the Free university Amsterdam (Tinbergen Institute), he worked for applied economic research institutes for five year and returned to academics at the economics department at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and later moved to NIDI. He is a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. His worked has appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, and Population Studies.

Govert Bijwaard joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in March 2014.