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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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BBC Three Counties

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

External Research Fellow

Email: gang@economics.rutgers.edu

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Ira Gang

Ira N. Gang received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1983 and is currently a Professor of Economics, Rutgers University. He received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, among others, and is aresearch fellow of IZA, Bonn, the Migration Research Group at HWWI, Hamburg, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, and CReAM, London.. Ira Gang is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and on the Editorial Boards the Jounal of International Trade and Economic Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and the Indian Growth and Development Review (a new journal). He was one of the founding editors of Review of Development Economics and has served on other editorial boards.

He has published in Journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, The Journal of Development Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, The Journal of Economic Theory, and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Recent research interests include both theoretical and empirical issues surrounding labor markets, economics of fundamentalism, tax reform, trade liberalization, and corruption with particular reference to India and transition economies. In the area of migration economics his work has concentrated on the labor market impacts of immigration in Europe and the U.S., on immigrant assimilation, and on the political economy of immigration.

Ira Gang joined CReAM as an external fellow in March 2007.