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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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Sara de la Rica

Sara de la Rica is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Basque Country University (Spain) since 1995. Her recent research is mainly focused on Gender Economics, on the one hand, and Immigration, on the other. Regarding the former, she is particularly interested in women’s reconciliation between working and family life. With respect to immigration, her research is focused not only on the economic outcomes of immigrants in Spain (social and economic assimilation) but also on the impact of immigration on Natives.

Sara de la Rica has published papers in journals such as Journal of Human Resources, Economica, Journal of Population Economics, Industrial and Labour Relations review, among others. At present, she is the Director of a Research Grant from the Bank of Spain-FEDEA to conduct microeconometric research on the Spanish Labour Market (2007-2011). She is the secretary of the European Society for Population Economics (2005-2010) and the secretary of the Spanish Economic Association (2006-2008).

Sara de la Rica joined CReAM as an external fellow in May 2008.