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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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Ira Gang

Ira N. Gang received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1983 and is currently a Professor of Economics, Rutgers University. He received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, among others, and is aresearch fellow of IZA, Bonn, the Migration Research Group at HWWI, Hamburg, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, and CReAM, London.. Ira Gang is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and on the Editorial Boards the Jounal of International Trade and Economic Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and the Indian Growth and Development Review (a new journal). He was one of the founding editors of Review of Development Economics and has served on other editorial boards.

He has published in Journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, The Journal of Development Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, The Journal of Economic Theory, and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Recent research interests include both theoretical and empirical issues surrounding labor markets, economics of fundamentalism, tax reform, trade liberalization, and corruption with particular reference to India and transition economies. In the area of migration economics his work has concentrated on the labor market impacts of immigration in Europe and the U.S., on immigrant assimilation, and on the political economy of immigration.

Ira Gang joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2007.