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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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Ethan Lewis

Ethan Lewis has been an economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia since 2003 and will become an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College starting in the summer of 2006. A major of aim of his research is to understand how local labor markets adjust to changes in the skills of their workers, particularly changes induced by inflows of foreign workers. Recent studies include an investigation of how inflows of less-skilled workers have affected the adoption of automation technologies by U.S. manufacturing plants (“Immigration, Skill Mix, and the Choice of Technique”), and an investigation of how local labor markets have adjusted to a surge in Mexican immigration during the 1990s (“The Diffusion of Mexican Immigrants in the 1990s: Patterns and Impacts” with David Card). Ethan also studies the U.S. education system. Research currently underway (with Elizabeth Cascio, Nora Gordon, and Sarah Reber) examines the effect of large federal grants for compensatory education on school desegregation and school finance during the 1960s.

Ethan received his doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.