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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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UCL News




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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Arthur Sweetman

Arthur Sweetman is the Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, and is cross-appointed in the Department of Economics, and in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.

Dr. Sweetman holds a Doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. He first taught at the University of Victoria and then moved to Queen's University in 2000. Before studying economics full time, he worked in industry as an engineer and he has a B.Eng. with a minor in computer science from McGill University, where he received the British Association Medal for Great Distinction upon graduation.

His research interests focus primarily on economic issues related to social policy. Recent research topics include education, immigration, health policy, poverty, unemployment insurance (employment insurance), program evaluation and microfinance.

He is also Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany as well as a senior researcher with the Centre for Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis (RIIM), which is a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, lead Centre of Excellence for the study of immigration. He has edited research collections on topics in education and immigration.

Arthur Sweetman joined CReAM as an external fellow in October 2007.