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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: aspilimbergo@imf.org

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Antonio Spilimbergo

Antonio Spilimbergo studied economics at the University Bocconi of Milan where he worked for a year. He received his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1994. He worked at the Inter-American Development Bank between 1994 and 1997. Since July 1997, he has worked in the fiscal and research departments at the IMF. His areas of interest are: international trade, development, labor economics, and macroeconomics. His main publications are: “Illegal Immigration, Border Enforcement, and Relative Wages: Evidence from Apprehensions at the US-Mexico Border” (with G. Hanson) American Economic Review ; “Democracy and Foreign Education” American Economic Review ; “Business Cycle and Human Capital Investment: Country Evidence on University Student Flow to the U.S.” (with P. Sakellaris). Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy ; “Growth and Trade: the North Can Lose” Journal of Economic Growth.

Antonio Spilimbergo joined CReAM as an external fellow in April 2009.