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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

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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Michele Battisti

Michele Battisti is an applied economist with research interests in the fields of labour economics, the economics of migration, applied econometrics, public economics and the economics of education. Michele’s current work includes projects on the labour market integration of refugees, on the effects of ethnic networks for employment and human capital, and on the effects of technological and organisational change on the careers of workers. Michele Battisti is a Lecturer in Applied Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. Before joining the University of Glasgow in August 2018, Michele has worked as an assistant professor at the University of Trento (Spring 2018) and as a researcher at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich (2012-2017). Michele has received a PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) in October 2012. He has completed an MSc in Economics at the University of York (UK) in 2006 and a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Trento in 2005. Michele has spent research periods at University College London (2014) and at the University of California Davis (2014), and is a CESifo Research Network Affiliate (Since September 2017).

Michele joined CReAM as an external fellow in October 2018.