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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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Cristina Cattaneo

Cristina Cattaneo is a senior scientist at RFF-CMCC European Institute on the Economy and the Environment (EIEE). She holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Sussex- Brighton (UK), a PhD in Economics from the Università degli Studi in Milan (Italy), and a MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex. She coordinates an EU funded project PENNY (Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency) and she is responsible for the research area on climate induced migration. From 2007 to 2018 Cristina has been senior researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) where she collaborated on various EU funded projects, such as POCACITO, PURGE, Global I-Q, ICARUS, SUS.DIV and on a project funded by the Italian Ministry of Environment for the study of the China’s energy management system and its international comparison. Cristina is adjunct professor at the Graduate School in Public Economics- DEFAP and previously taught in various universities in Italy and abroad, both at undergraduate and at graduate level. Her main research interests involve applied econometrics, the economics of migration and energy economics. She published, among others, for International Migration Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Human Resources and Resource and Energy Economics.

Cristina Cattaneo joined CReAM as an External Research Fellow in March 2014.