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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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Libertad González

Libertad González is an Assistant Professor at University Pompeu Fabra in Spain. Her research interests lie in the field of Labor Economics, and her work focuses on three main questions: 1) What are the effects of economic factors and institutions on family formation and dissolution decisions?; 2) How can public policy affect fertility and female labor force participation?; and 3) What are the economic effects of immigration in developed countries? In this third area, she has worked on estimating the effect of language proficiency on the labor market outcomes of Hispanic workers in the US. Currently she is studying the effects of the large recent immigration wave in Spain on the labor market outcomes of native workers. Libertad González received her PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 2003. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany).

Libertad González joined CReAM as an external fellow in April 2007.