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Professor Tim Hatton BA, PhD (Warwick)

Staff positionProfessor
Telephone01206 872182
Office hoursTuesdays 2pm-4pm.

Tim Hatton’s research is in economic history and applied economics. He has published extensively on the economic history of labour markets, including unemployment, poverty and migration. His research interests include the causes and effects of international migration, and policy on immigration and asylum. His books include Global Migration and the World Economy (co-authored with Jeffrey G. Williamson) (MIT Press, 2005) and Seeking Asylum in the OECD (CEPR, 2011). He is currently developing a project on health and heights in Britain and Europe since the late nineteenth century. He is also a Professor at the Research School of Economics, Australian National University, a Fellow of the CEPR (London) and the IZA (Bonn), and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Research interests
  • Immigration and immigration policy
  • Asylum seekers and asylum policy
  • Health and the heights of children and adults in Europe since 1870
  • Labour markets and unemployment in the Grreat Depression
Teaching responsibilities

EC111 Introduction to Economics (jointly with Kate Rockett) [course materials]


Downloadable papers at: http://ideas.repec.org/f/pha305.html

Journal Articles (since 2010)

“Immigrant Selection in the OECD,” (with M. Belot), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114 (2012), pp. 1105-1128.

“Australian Unemployment in the Long Run, 1903-2007,” (with Sambit Bhattacharyya), Economic Record, 87 (2011), pp. 202-220.

“Infant Mortality and the Health of Survivors: Britain 1910-1940,” Economic History Review, 64 (2011), pp. 951-972.

“Immigrants Assimilate as Communities, not just as Individuals” (with A. Leigh) Journal of Population Economics, 24 (2011), pp. 389-419.

“Are Third World Emigration Forces Abating?” (with J. G. Williamson), World Development, 39 (2011) pp. 20-32.

“Long Run Trends in the Heights of European Men, 19th-20th Centuries” (with B. Bray), Economics and Human Biology, 8 (2010), pp. 405-413.

“Labour Markets in the Interwar Period and Economic Recovery in the UK and the USA,” (with M. Thomas) Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 26, (2010) 463-485.

“Fertility Decline and the Heights of Children in Britain, 1886-1938” (with R. Martin), Explorations in Economic History, 47 (2010), pp. 505-519.

"The Cliometrics of International Migration: A Survey,” Journal of Economic Surveys, 24 (2010), pp. 941–969.

“Childhood Economic Conditions and Length of Life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr Cohort, 1937-2005,” (with P. Frijters, R. M. Martin and M. A. Shields) Journal of Health Economics, 29 (2010), pp. 39-47.

“The Effects on Stature of Poverty, Family Size and Birth Order: British Children in the 1930s,” Oxford Economic Papers, 62 (2010), pp. 157-184.


"How Have Europeans Grown So Tall?" Conference on Health Economics, Melbourne February 2013.

"US Immigration Before and After the 1965 Policy Reform," Conference on Migration, Global Development, New Frontiers, (Keynote) University College London, April 2013.

"US Immigration Before and After the 1965 Policy Reform," World Cliometrics Congress, University of Hawaii, June 2013.

"The Slump and Immigration policy in Europe," (Keynote) IMISCOE Conference, Malmo, August 2013

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