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European Research Council (ERC) Awards

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann has been awarded an ERC Advanced grant on The Migration Challenge: Labour Markets, Policy Reforms, and Social Cohesion.

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CReAM's Deputy Director, Uta Schönberg has been awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on Wage Inequality.

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Cutting refugees’ benefits results in more crime and less education

Reducing welfare benefits for refugees and immigrants is largely ineffective for increasing employment and promoting integration, and instead leads to poverty, ‘survival crime’ and less schooling, according to a new study from CReAM's Christian Dustmann and co-authors from the Rockwool Foundation.

This research received very high media attention in Denmark and has resulted in a public hearing (26.03.2019) and a presentation in the Danish Parliament.

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Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

Research by Christian Dustmann and Thomas Cornelissen finds that boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap (60-80%) with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds.

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Housing costs have exacerbated income equality in Germany

CReAM Research by Christian Dustmann and co-authors finds that changes in housing expenditures dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s. The research was covered on the German press.

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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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Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

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Email: catia.batista@novasbe.pt

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Catia Batista

Catia Batista is an Associate Professor of Economics at Nova University of Lisbon, and co-Founder and Scientific Director of the NOVAFRICA research center at the same institution. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.

Catia has conducted randomized field and lab-in-the-field experiments and collected data on topics related to mobile money and financial innovation, migration and remittance flows, education, entrepreneurship and technology adoption, including agricultural modernization, in countries such as Cape Verde, Ireland, Portugal, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. She has lectured macroeconomics, development and international economics at the departments of Economics of the University of Chicago, University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin and Nova University of Lisbon. In the past she has also worked at the International Monetary Fund and at the Portuguese Catholic University. She is affiliated as a researcher with CReAM (London, UK), and IZA (Bonn, Germany). She has also worked as a consultant for the IGC (International Growth Center, based at the LSE) and for the World Bank.

Her research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the World Bank Economic Review.

Catia Batista joined CReAM as an external affiliate in June 2011.