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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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Xin Meng

Her research to date consists of four main themes:

  1. Important issues related to the Chinese labour market during the transition process, including the impact of economic transition on income distribution, the impact of labour market rigidity on economic development in China, rural-urban migration, and the impact of economic shocks during the transitional period on consumption.
  2. The influence of institutions and culture on gender discrimination in China, Taiwan, Australia, and France.
  3. Economic assimilation of immigrants in Australia.
  4. Economic implications of major catastrophes, such as the impact of the Chinese famine and the Cultural Revolution on life time earnings and welfare of individuals and families.

Xin Meng joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2006.