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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


BBC World Service - My Perfect Country

Christian Dustmann discusses the achievements and shortcomings of Germany’s refugee integration policy on the BBC World Service Programme My Perfect Country: Germany.


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.


CEPR Report

Professor Dustmann and Dr Otten are coauthors in the first report in CEPR's Monitoring International Integration series, Europe's Trust Deficit: Causes and Remedies. They analyse the roots of the decline in trust in both national and European political institutions, as reflected in the rise of populist politics. 

Press Release

VoxEU article summarising the report

Audio interview with Christian Dustmann & Barry Eichengreen



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.


BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann on BBC Three Counties discussing the likely effects of Brexit on the UK's farming industry.


The Conversation

Ian Preston on a podcast from The Conversation, on the referendum on Britain's EU membership (8th June 2016)


Freedom of Movement

BBC World News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the ongoing migration crisis and the migration challenges the G20 Summit would need to address, on BBC World News (7th July 2017).


Sky News

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the UK Population Figures on Sky News (22nd June 2017).


BBC News - Talking Business

Professor Christian Dustmann discussing the future of freedom of movement on the BBC News Talking Business panel (1st October 2016).


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.