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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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Anna Piil Damm

Anna Piil Damm has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, since 2004. Her research focuses on geographical settlement pattern of immigrants and socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants. A major aim of her research is to evaluate whether immigrants’ residential choices constitute a barrier to upward social mobility of recent immigrants. Does living in ethnic enclaves damage labour market outcomes of recent immigrants? Does growing up in deprived neighbourhoods lead to more crime among immigrants (joint with Christian Dustmann)? Do lack of employed contacts and ethnic norms constitute a barrier to upward social mobility of immigrants (joint with Michael Rosholm)? Anna Piil Damm has also investigated location preferences of immigrants as well as the effects of spatial dispersal policy on refugees and asylum seekers on the geographical settlement pattern of refugees in the medium run and on their employment outcomes. Anna Piil Damm is native of Denmark where she received a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Aarhus in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Aarhus School of Business in 2004. Anna Piil Damm was a visiting research assistant professor at CAM, University of Copenhagen, in 2004-2005. In 2006 she was a visiting researcher at CReAM, University College London, for 6 months.

Anna Piil Damm joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2006.