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Handelsblatt Economists Ranking

CReAM's Director, Christian Dustmann is ranked #1 on the new Handelsblatt Economists Ranking. The ranking considers more than 3,000 research-intensive economists from German-speaking countries and German-speaking economists abroad.

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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Brexit

BBC Three Counties

Christian Dustmann discussing Theresa May's comments on EU workers 'jumping the queue' on BBC Three Counties.

CReAM seminar

CReAM - Brown Bag Seminar
Simon Goerlach (Bocconi University)

Terrorism, education, and the role of perceptions: Evidence from al-Shabaab attacks in Kenya (joint with Marco Alfano)

Event date: Tuesday 4th June 2019
12:30-1:30 pm Drayton, Room 321

This paper investigates how terrorism alters human capital investment through perceived uncertainty. Using various estimators, we identify a negative causal effect of terrorism on Kenyan school enrolment. Among these, we exploit al-Shabaab's revenue streams and position in the al-Qaeda network to predict attacks. To isolate the significant contribution of behavioural responses to changes in the expected risk and returns to schooling, we use finely geo-coded data on children's closest schools and border discontinuities in educational provision. We further estimate the impact of terrorist threats and media coverage of attacks. Finally, we evaluate the relative importance of perceived risk and expected returns to schooling within a structural model, and use it to predict individuals' earnings loss arising from the reduction in schooling.