Selten Salon with Christian Dustmann (University College London)

Migration researcher Professor Christian Dustmann will present at this year’s Selten Salon (in German).

The Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute and the Reinhard Selten Institute invite citizens, students and researchers to join the talk about “The effects of Migration: Fakt, Fiction and Perception”. The event takes place in a hybrid format (University Club Bonn and online).

“Wir schaffen das” – with these words, Chancellor Merkel made history. Six years have passed since the refugee crisis in 2015. Since then at the latest, many prejudices and irrational fears have been circulating about migration, which are exploited by populist movements. For instance, some fear lower wages, higher crime rates and the exploitation of the social system by migrants. Others advocate cultural enrichment and see migration as a driver of economic growth. What is fact, what is fiction? What effects does migration actually have in home and destination countries? The renowned migration researcher Christian Dustmann will provide scientific evidence at the upcoming Selten Salon.

Christian Dustmann is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and founding Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). He held visiting professor positions at Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale. The migration researcher was awarded the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize by the German National Academy of Sciences in 2020.

With the Selten Salon, ECONtribute and the Reinhard Selten Institute host an event for the broader audice, making leading research accesible – easy understandable for an interested audience.


18:00 – Welcome and introduction of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute and the Reinhard Selten Institute (Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen)

18:10 – Lecture: Migration: Fact, Fiction and Perception (Prof. Dr. Christian Dustmann)

19:00 – Discussion

19:30 – End of the event


Please register via email to, indicating whether you would like to attend in person or online.

Corona restrictions:

The requirement for participation is 3G status (Fully Vaccinated, Recovered, Tested). Participants must prove this upon entry to the building with an immunity certificate or a daily updated test certificate.

Selten Salon - Christian Dustmann


18:00 - 19:30

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and online


– Festsaal, Senatssaal – Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn


Carolin Jackermeier

PR Manager