Tim Hatton

University of Essex, UK, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Asylum seekers (EU), Asylum policy (EU), Heights and health (EU)


United Kingdom, Australia


English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio




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Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Essex, UK

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Australian National University, Australia


PhD Economics, University of Warwick, UK, 1982

Selected publications

  • “Asylum migration to the developed world: Persecution, incentives, and policy.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 34 (2020): 75–93.

  • “Atmospheric pollution, health and height in late nineteenth century Britain.” Journal of Economic History 78 (2018): 1210–1247 (with R. E. Bailey and K. Inwood).

  • “Fertility and the health of children in Indonesia.” Economics and Human Biology 28 (2018): 67–78 (with D. Suryadarma, R. Sparrow, and P. van der Eng).

  • “Refugees and asylum seekers, the crisis in Europe and the future of policy.” Economic Policy 91 (2017): 447–496.

  • “Immigration, public opinion and the recession in Europe.” Economic Policy 86 (2016): 205–246 (Lead article; Editor’s choice).