Christian Dustmann

Christian Dustmann



Christian Dustmann is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and the founding Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). He was the President of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) (2017-2021) which he helped founding. He has also been President of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Professor Dustmann is an elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), the Econometric Society, and the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE). In 2020 he was awarded the 2020 Carl-Friedrich-von-Weizsäcker-Prize by the German National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Dustmann is a highly respected scientist and leading labour economist working in areas such as migration, the economics of education, the economics of crime, social networks, technology, income mobility, wage dynamics and inequality. He held visiting professor positions at UC Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Professor Dustmann’s work has appeared in leading academic journals and he was ranked #1 in the 2019 Handelsblatt economists ranking among research-intensive economists from German-speaking countries and German-speaking economists abroad. He regularly advises government bodies, international organizations, and the media on current policy issues.

Featured publications

The Review of Economic Studies, February 2022

The Dynamics of Return Migration, Human Capital Accumulation, and Wage Assimilation

Jerome Adda, Christian Dustmann, Simon Gorlach

Journal of Political Economy, December 2021

Child’s Gender, Young Fathers’ Crime, and Spillover Effects in Criminal Behavior

Christian Dustmann, Rasmus Landerso

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2022

Reallocation and Minimum Wages: Evidence from Germany

Christian Dustmann, Attila Lindner, Uta Schönberg, Matthias Umkehrer, Philipp vom Berge

The Review of Economic Studies, October 2019

Refugee Migration and Electoral Outcomes

Christian Dustmann, Kristine Vasiljeva, Anna Piil Damm

Journal of Political Economy, April 2017

The Career Cost of Children

Jérôme Adda, Christian Dustmann, and Katrien Stevens

Journal of Political Economy, December 2018

Who benefits from universal childcare? Estimating marginal returns to early childcare attendance

Thomas Cornelissen, Christian Dustmann, Anna Raute, and Uta Schönberg