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CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

Research by Christian Dustmann and Thomas Cornelissen finds that boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap (60-80%) with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds.

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Housing costs have exacerbated income equality in Germany

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and co-authors finds that changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s. The research was covered on the German press.

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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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Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

External Research Fellow

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Christoph M. Schmidt

Christoph M. Schmidt is President of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and Professor of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Before he held a full Professorship of Econometrics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He studied economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Princeton University, USA where he also received his PhD. He habilitated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.

Christoph M. Schmidt is Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts and served as Member of the Enquete-Commission “Growth, Well-Being and Quality of Life” of the German Bundestag. Further he acts as Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich as well as Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. He is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR London).

Christoph M. Schmidt received the Gustav-Stolper-Award of the German Economic Association. During his studies, he was awarded a Princeton University Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and was Fellow of the Habilitation Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Christoph M. Schmidt was co-editor of the German Economic Review and the Journal of Population Economics. He published articles in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics.

Research Interests

Applied econometrics and a broad spectrum of economically relevant topics, in particular macroeconomics as well as energy, health and labor market and migration economics.

Christoph M. Schmidt joined CReAM as an external fellow in April 2017.