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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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David Card

David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His research interests include immigration, education, welfare reform, and the causes and consequences of rising wage inequality. His publications include Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage (1995), over 70 journal articles, and three edited research volumes: Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-200; Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform (2000); and Small Differences that Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States (1992). He also co-edited three recent volumes of The Handbook of Labor Economics (1999). Card is currently co-editor of the American Economic Review. From 1991 to 1995 he was co-editor of Econometrica, and from 1988 to 1992 he was co-editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. Card joined the faculty at UC Berkely in 1997. Prior to that he held the Theodore A. Wells Chair in Economics at Princeton University.

In 1992 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, and in 1998 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995 he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. Card received an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Queen’s University (Canada) in 1999.