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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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Thomas Bauer

Thomas K. Bauer is Professor of Empirical Economic Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He studied economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany and was awarded a doctorate for his dissertation on the labor market effects of immigration and migration policy in Germany. Afterwards he continued his research at Rutgers University, USA, as part of a Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 1999 he became Program Director for the research area “Mobility and Flexibility of Labor” at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. During the work at IZA he habilitated at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Thomas K. Bauer is Vice President of the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, where he has been Member of the Executive Board since 2004. Further he acts as a Research Fellow of IZA, of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, as well as for the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California, San Diego, USA. In 2011 he was appointed Member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, since September 2016 he is Chairman of the Council.

He published numerous articles in journals such as the European Economic Review and the Economic Journal. His research interests include empirical economic research, applied microeconometrics, migration, labor economics and education economics.