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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.


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Paolo Pinotti

Paolo Pinotti is Assistant Professor in Economics at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management of Bocconi University, the Coordinator of Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Research on Evaluating Public Policies (IRVAPP). He is also a Fellow of the Paolo Baffi Center, where he coordinates the research unit CLEAN on the economic analysis of crime, and a Research Affiliate at CEPR, the Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics, and the Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Policies (LEAP). In 2013 he was awarded the Franco Modigliani Fellowship by Unicredit & Universities Foundation. He is mainly interested in applied econometrics, immigration, economics of crime, and political economy. On these topics, he has published in the American Economic Review, AEJ: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and Review of Economics and Statistics. In 2016 he was awarded the AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Prize by the American Economic Association. He is Associated Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and the International Review of Law and Economics. Before joining Bocconi, he got a Ph.D. in economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2009 and he worked at the research department of the Bank of Italy from 2007 to 2011.

Paolo joined CReAM as an external research fellow in October 2016.