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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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Antonio Spilimbergo

Antonio Spilimbergo studied economics at the University Bocconi of Milan where he worked for a year. He received his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1994. He worked at the Inter-American Development Bank between 1994 and 1997. Since July 1997, he has worked in the fiscal and research departments at the IMF. His areas of interest are: international trade, development, labor economics, and macroeconomics. His main publications are: “Illegal Immigration, Border Enforcement, and Relative Wages: Evidence from Apprehensions at the US-Mexico Border” (with G. Hanson) American Economic Review ; “Democracy and Foreign Education” American Economic Review ; “Business Cycle and Human Capital Investment: Country Evidence on University Student Flow to the U.S.” (with P. Sakellaris). Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy ; “Growth and Trade: the North Can Lose” Journal of Economic Growth.

Antonio Spilimbergo joined CReAM as an external fellow in April 2009.