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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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Tim Hatton

Tim Hatton is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex and a member of the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK), and a Research Fellow of the CEPR (London), CREaM (London) and the IZA (Bonn). He was founding editor of European Review of Economic History, published by Cambridge University Press (1994-8), President of the European Society for Population Economics (2010) and founding director of the ANU’s Centre for Economic History (2012-14). In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Clio Can’ by the Cliometric Society (US). Tim Hatton’s research is in economic history and applied economics. He has published extensively on the economic history of labour markets, including unemployment, poverty and migration. In recent years he has worked on health and heights in Britain and Europe since the late nineteenth century. His research interests also focus on the causes and effects of international migration, and on immigration and asylum policy. His books include Global Migration and the World Economy: Two Centuries of Policy and Performance (MIT Press, 2005), co-authored with Jeffrey G. Williamson, and Seeking Asylum in the OECD (CEPR, 2011). His current research is on refugees and asylum policy as well as on public opinion towards immigration.