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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



Michael Shields

Following the completion of his PhD at the University of Leicester in 1998, Michael Shields worked as a lecturer in the department of economics at the University of Leicester before taking up a senior lecturer position in the department of economics at the University of Melbourne (Australia) at the end of 2001. Michael is a Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn), at the Research School for Social Sciences (RSSS) at the Australian National University and at the Melbourne Institute of Economic and Social Research. His main research interests span contemporary applied health and labour market issues. In particular, he was worked on the economics of immigration in the UK context, ethnic differentials in the UK labour market and the experience of ethnic minority and immigrant nurses in the UK National Health Service. His most recent work has focused on the determinants of life satisfaction, especially the relationship between increased income and satisfaction, as well as the economic behaviour and health of children. He currently holds two Australian Research Council grants to examine the issue of nurse shortages currently facing many countries. He has published around 20 papers in international economics journals.