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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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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: arthur.sweetman@mcmaster.ca

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Arthur Sweetman

Arthur Sweetman is the Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, and is cross-appointed in the Department of Economics, and in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.

Dr. Sweetman holds a Doctorate in Economics from McMaster University. He first taught at the University of Victoria and then moved to Queen's University in 2000. Before studying economics full time, he worked in industry as an engineer and he has a B.Eng. with a minor in computer science from McGill University, where he received the British Association Medal for Great Distinction upon graduation.

His research interests focus primarily on economic issues related to social policy. Recent research topics include education, immigration, health policy, poverty, unemployment insurance (employment insurance), program evaluation and microfinance.

He is also Research Fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany as well as a senior researcher with the Centre for Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis (RIIM), which is a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, lead Centre of Excellence for the study of immigration. He has edited research collections on topics in education and immigration.

Arthur Sweetman joined CReAM as an external fellow in October 2007.