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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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Valentina Mazzucato

Valentina Mazzucato is Professor of Globalization and Development at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She heads several international research projects on transnational families with specific reference to care raising arrangements (TCRAs) ( financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and NORFACE. These projects use mixed methods ranging from large-scale surveys to in-depth ethnographic research to study the effects of TCRAs on parents abroad and caregivers and children in origin countries. Some of her latest publications are: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2014, 2008) Journal of Marriage and Family (2011), Population Space and Place (2010; 2004), Global Networks (2009), World Development (2014, 2009), and book chapters in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research (Springer, 2014), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Blackwell, 2012), Multi-sited ethnography: Theory, praxis and locality in contemporary social research (Ashgate, 2009), Migration and Development Within and Across Borders (IOM, 2009) and Globalization and Development: Themes and Concepts in Current Research (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004). Prof. Mazzucato is regularly invited to speak in public fora on the effects of transnational lives for development in Africa and migrant integration in Europe. She has served on the Social Science Research Council of the US special committee on migration and development as well as on the World Connectors’ task force on migration. She has lived in and conducted research on numerous African countries in the past 20 years.

Valentinal Mazzucato joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in March 2014.