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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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Thomas Bauer

Thomas K. Bauer is Professor of Empirical Economic Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He studied economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany and was awarded a doctorate for his dissertation on the labor market effects of immigration and migration policy in Germany. Afterwards he continued his research at Rutgers University, USA, as part of a Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 1999 he became Program Director for the research area “Mobility and Flexibility of Labor” at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. During the work at IZA he habilitated at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Thomas K. Bauer is Vice President of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, where he has been Member of the Executive Board since 2004. Further he acts as a Research Fellow of IZA, of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, as well as for the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California, San Diego, USA. In 2011 he was appointed Member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, since September 2016 he is Chairman of the Council.

He published numerous articles in journals such as the European Economic Review and the Economic Journal. His research interests include empirical economic research, applied microeconometrics, migration, labor economics and education economics.