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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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David McKenzie

David McKenzie is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2005, he was assistant professor of Economics at Stanford University (2001-05). He received his B.Com(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2001. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics. His specific areas of research interest include international migration, microenterprises, poverty traps, household responses to aggregate shocks, and the development of econometric methods useful for working with data from developing countries.

He was one of the authors of the 2007 World Development Report, and is a co-principal investigator for the Pacific-Island New Zealand Migration Survey, and the Sri Lanka Microenterprise Survey. He has currently engaged in a prospective evaluation of the development impact of New Zealand's new seasonal worker program, is conducting surveys of brain drain and brain gain in several Pacific Islands, and is advising both the World Bank and the Global Development Network on survey methodologies for surveying migrants and their families.

David McKenzie joined CReAM as an external fellow in July 2008.