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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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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.