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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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Jacques Poot

Professor of Population Economics, Population Studies Centre, University of Waikato

Jacques studied econometrics at the Free University Amsterdam and has a Ph.D from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he held various academic positions between 1979 and 2003. He was also Foreign Professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1994-97 and 2002). He is a Correspondent (Honorary Fellow) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; a member of the Board of Management of the Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) network and an Affiliate of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. His research interests include all aspects of the economics of population (such as migration, fertility, labour force, and ageing) and especially the spatial dimension of these topics. He has also carried out research projects in various other areas, including meta-analysis, the geography of economic growth; the construction sector, transportation, housing and forecasting. Jacques is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals and was 1997-2006 Pacific Editor of Papers in Regional Science.

Jacques Poot joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2007.