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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.

External Research Fellow

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Email: dmckenzie@worldbank.org

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David McKenzie

David McKenzie is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2005, he was assistant professor of Economics at Stanford University (2001-05). He received his B.Com(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2001. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics. His specific areas of research interest include international migration, microenterprises, poverty traps, household responses to aggregate shocks, and the development of econometric methods useful for working with data from developing countries.

He was one of the authors of the 2007 World Development Report, and is a co-principal investigator for the Pacific-Island New Zealand Migration Survey, and the Sri Lanka Microenterprise Survey. He has currently engaged in a prospective evaluation of the development impact of New Zealand's new seasonal worker program, is conducting surveys of brain drain and brain gain in several Pacific Islands, and is advising both the World Bank and the Global Development Network on survey methodologies for surveying migrants and their families.

David McKenzie joined CReAM as an external fellow in July 2008.