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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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BBC Three Counties

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

External Research Fellow

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Email: munshi@econ.cam.ac.uk

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Kaivan Munshi

Kaivan Munshi is currently Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge. Munshi’s research has been devoted almost exclusively to the analysis of communities and their interaction with economic activity. His early research focused on social learning in the adoption of agricultural and contraceptive technology, and the identification of migrant labor market networks. His subsequent research has examined the effect of community networks on education, health, and mobility, which are key determinants of growth and development. Much of this research has been situated in India, where caste is a natural social domain around which networks are organized. Other work has been situated in diverse locales, including Kenya, Bangladesh, and the United States. Munshi’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.

Kaivan Munshi joined CReAM as an external fellow in July 2013.