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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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Cynthia Bansak

Cynthia Bansak is an Associate Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University (SLU). She holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining SLU in 2007, Cynthia was an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and an Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She considers herself an applied microeconomist with research interests in labor economics, international immigration, remittances, educational attainment, and business cycles. Her work has been published in various academic journals, including the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Applied Economics Letters, Contemporary Economic Policy, Eastern Economics Journal, Economic Inquiry, Industrial Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, International Advances in Economic Research, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Southern Economic Journal. She has also recently co-authored a textbook on the “Economics of Immigration” by Routledge Publishers.

Cynthia joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in January 2015.