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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

The Times



"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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Patricia Cortes

Patricia Cortes studies unexplored but potentially key dimensions in which immigration affects sending and receiving countries, such as prices of goods and services, time use of women, and the well-being of the family left behind. She had studied immigration in several countries, including the US, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and her work has been published in top journals, including the Journal of Political Economy. She has been an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 2006, after she earned a PhD in economics from MIT. Cortes has also a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in economics, both from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, where she is originally from. Cortes has also worked as a short-term consultant for the World Bank Research Department and an assistant researcher for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Patricia Cortes joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2006.