People

Professor Tom Crossley

Professor
Department of Economics
Professor Tom Crossley
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872335

  • Location

    2N2.5B.07, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Fall Semester 2018: Tuesdays 10-1200h (from 9 October) Or by appointment.

Profile

Biography

I am an economist and social scientist. My research interests are: - Household behaviour (particularly consumption and saving), financial security, and living standards. - The design, collection and analysis of survey data. - Economic measurement. -Microeconometrics. I am a Professor in the Department of Economics and also co-investigator, Associate Director, Chair of the Scientific Group and ex-officio member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Understanding Society. Understanding Society is the UK's major longitudinal household survey, and the largest household study of its kind. Understanding Society incorporates the British Household Panel Survey, which began in 1991.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Household behaviour, financial security and living standards

The design, collection and analysis of survey data

Economic measurement and Economic Statisticcs

Applied microeconometrics

Teaching and supervision

  • Macroeconomics (Advanced) (EC324)

Publications

Journal articles (48)

Crossley, TF. and Lu, Y., (2018). Returns to scale in food preparation and the Deaton–Paxson puzzle. Review of Economics of the Household. 16 (1), 5-19

Alan, S., Atalay, K. and Crossley, TF., (2018). Euler Equation Estimation on Micro Data. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 1-26

Crossley, TF. and Zilio, F., (2018). The health benefits of a targeted cash transfer: The UK Winter Fuel Payment.. Health Economics. 27 (9), 1354-1365

Brewer, M., Crossley, TF. and Joyce, R., (2018). Inference with Difference-in-Differences Revisited. Journal of Econometric Methods. 7 (1), 16-16

Brzozowski, M., Crossley, TF. and Winter, JK., (2017). Does survey recall error explain the Deaton–Paxson puzzle?. Economics Letters. 158, 18-20

Brzozowski, M., Crossley, TF. and Winter, J., (2017). A Comparison of Recall and Diary Food Expenditure Data. Food Policy. 72, 53-61

Crossley, TF., de Bresser, J., Delaney, L. and Winter, J., (2017). Can Survey Participation Alter Household Saving Behaviour?. The Economic Journal. 127 (606), 2332-2357

Alan, S., Baydar, N., Boneva, T., Crossley, TF. and Ertac, S., (2017). Transmission of risk preferences from mothers to daughters. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 134, 60-77

Browning, M., Crossley, TF. and Lührmann, M., (2016). Durable Purchases over the Later Life Cycle. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 78 (2), 145-169

Crossley, TF. and O'Dea, C., (2016). Household Wealth Data and Public Policy. Fiscal Studies. 37 (1), 5-11

Crossley, TF. and O'Dea, C., (2016). Household Wealth Data and Public Policy [Editorial]. Fiscal Studies. 37 (1), 5-11

Crossley, TF., Low, H. and Smith, S., (2016). Do consumers gamble to convexify?. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 131, 276-291

Bottazzi, R., Crossley, TF. and Wakefield, M., (2015). First-time House Buying and Catch-up: A Cohort Study. Economica. 82, 1021-1047

Alan, S., Atalay, K. and Crossley, TF., (2015). Do the Rich Save More? Evidence from Canada. Review of Income and Wealth. 61 (4), 739-758

Crossley, TF. and Low, HW., (2014). Job Loss, Credit Constraints, and Consumption Growth. Review of Economics and Statistics. 96 (5), 876-884

Beatty, TKM., Blow, L., Crossley, TF. and O'Dea, C., (2014). Cash by any other name? Evidence on labeling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment. Journal of Public Economics. 118, 86-96

Beatty, TKM., Blow, L. and Crossley, TF., (2014). Is there a ‘heat-or-eat’ trade-off in the UK?. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 177 (1), 281-294

Crossley, T. and Jametti, M., (2013). Pension Benefit Insurance and Pension Plan Portfolio Choice. Review of Economics and Statistics. 95 (1), 337-341

Crossley, TF., Low, H. and O'Dea, C., (2013). Household Consumption through Recent Recessions*. Fiscal Studies. 34 (2), 203-229

Banks, J., Crawford, R., Crossley, TF. and Emmerson, C., (2013). Financial Crisis Wealth Losses and Responses among Older Households in England*. Fiscal Studies. 34 (2), 231-254

Brzozowski, M. and Crossley, TF., (2011). Viewpoint: Measuring the well-being of the poor with income or consumption: a Canadian perspective. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique. 44 (1), 88-106

Crossley, TF. and Low, H., (2011). Borrowing constraints, the cost of precautionary saving and unemployment insurance. International Tax and Public Finance. 18 (6), 658-687

Crossley, TF. and Low, HW., (2011). IS THE ELASTICITY OF INTERTEMPORAL SUBSTITUTION CONSTANT?. Journal of the European Economic Association. 9 (1), 87-105

Crossley, TF. and Pendakur, K., (2010). The Common-Scaling Social Cost-of-Living Index. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics. 28 (4), 523-538

Browning, M. and Crossley, TF., (2009). Shocks, Stocks, and Socks: Smoothing Consumption Over a Temporary Income Loss. Journal of the European Economic Association. 7 (6), 1169-1192

Crossley, TF., Low, H. and Wakefield, M., (2009). The Economics of a Temporary VAT Cut. Fiscal Studies. 30 (1), 3-16

Crossley, TF., Hurley, J. and Jeon, S-H., (2009). Physician labour supply in Canada: a cohort analysis. Health Economics. 18 (4), 437-456

Browning, M. and Crossley, T., (2009). Are Two Cheap, Noisy Measures Better Than One Expensive, Accurate One?. American Economic Review. 99 (2), 99-103

Crossley, TF., (2009). Measuring Consumption and Saving: Introduction*. Fiscal Studies. 30 (3-4), 303-307

Crossley, TF., (2009). Measuring Consumption and Saving: Introduction. Fiscal Studies. 30 (Specia), 303-307

Browning, M. and Crossley, TF., (2008). The long-run cost of job loss as measured by consumption changes. Journal of Econometrics. 145 (1-2), 109-120

Alan, S., Atalay, K. and Crossley, TF., (2008). The Adequacy of Retirement Savings: Subjective Survey Reports by Retired Canadians. Canadian Public Policy. 34 (4), S95-S118

Crossley, TF. and Spencer, BG., (2008). Private Pensions and Income Security in Old Age: An Uncertain FutureIntroduction. Canadian Public Policy. 34 (4), Siii-Svi

Alan, S., Atalay, K. and Crossley, TF., (2008). The Adequacy of Retirement Savings: Subjective Survey Reports by Retired Canadians. Canadian Public Policy. 34 (s1), 95-118

Browning, M., Crossley, TF. and Smith, E., (2007). Asset accumulation and short-term employment. Review of Economic Dynamics. 10 (3), 400-423

Crossley, TF. and Jeon, S-H., (2007). Joint Taxation and the Labour Supply of Married Women: Evidence from the Canadian Tax Reform of 1988. Fiscal Studies. 28 (3), 343-365

Crossley, TF. and Curtis, LJ., (2006). CHILD POVERTY IN CANADA. Review of Income and Wealth. 52 (2), 237-260

Alan, S., Crossley, TF., Grootendorst, P. and Veall, MR., (2005). Distributional effects of 'general population' prescription drug programs in Canada. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique. 38 (1), 128-148

Cobb-Clark, D. and Crossley, TF., (2004). Revisiting the family investment hypothesis. Labour Economics. 11 (3), 373-393

Browning, M., Crossley, TF. and Weber, G., (2003). Asking Consumption Questions in General Purpose Surveys. The Economic Journal. 113 (491), F540-F567

Cobb-Clark, DA. and Crossley, T., (2003). Econometrics for Evaluations: An Introduction to Recent Developments. Economic Record. 79 (247), 491-511

Alan, S., Crossley, TF., Grootendorst, P. and Veall, MR., (2002). The effects of drug subsidies on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenditures by seniors: regional evidence from Canada. Journal of Health Economics. 21 (5), 805-826

Crossley, TF. and Kennedy, S., (2002). The reliability of self-assessed health status. Journal of Health Economics. 21 (4), 643-658

Browning, M. and Crossley, TF., (2001). Unemployment insurance benefit levels and consumption changes. Journal of Public Economics. 80 (1), 1-23

Browning, M. and Crossley, TF., (2001). The Life-Cycle Model of Consumption and Saving. Journal of Economic Perspectives. 15 (3), 3-22

Browning, M. and Crossley, TF., (2000). Luxuries Are Easier to Postpone: A Proof. Journal of Political Economy. 108 (5), 1022-1026

BARRETT, GARRYF., CROSSLEY, THOMASF. and WORSWICK, CHRISTOPHER., (2000). Consumption and Income Inequality in Australia. Economic Record. 76 (233), 116-138

Barreti, GF., Crossley, TF. and Worswick, C., (2000). DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND CONSUMPTION INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA BETWEEN 1975 AND 1993. Review of Income and Wealth. 46 (4), 437-456

Books (1)

Carroll, CD., Crossley, TF. and Sabelhaus, J., (2015). Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures. University of Chicago Press

Book chapters (1)

Browning, M., Crossley, TF. and Winter, J., (2014). The Measurement of Household Consumption Expenditures. In: ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECONOMICS, VOL 6. Annual Reviews. 475- 501

Reports and Papers (3)

Brewer, M., Crossley, TF. and Joyce, R., Inference with Difference-in-Differences Revisited

Allum, N., Auspurg, K., Blake, M., Booker, CL., Crossley, TF., d'Ardenne, J., Fairbrother, M., Iacovou, M., Jackle, AE., Kaminska, O., Lynn, P., Nicoletti, C., Oldfield, Z., Pudney, S., Schnettler, S., Uhrig, SCN., Winter, J. and Al Baghal, MT., (2014). Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 6: results from methodological experiments

Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, SCN., Bryan, ML., Desousa, C., Fumagalli, L., Jackle, A., Knies, G., Lynn, P., Nandi, A., Platt, L., Pudney, S., Rabe, B., Sacker, A., Sala, E., Taylor, MP., Wolke, D., Bottazzi, R., Crossley, T. and O'Dea, C., (2008). Understanding Society. Some preliminary results from the Wave 1 Innovation Panel

Scholarly Editions (6)

Alan, S., Crossley, TF., Grootendorst, P. and Veall, MR., Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Expenditures and Public Prescription Drug Programs

Hurley, J., Vaithianathan, R., Crossley, TF. and Cobb-Clark, DA., Parallel Private Health Insurance in Australia: A Cautionary Tale and Lessons for Canada

Cobb-Clark, DA. and Crossley, TF., Gender, Comparative Advantage and Labor Market Activity in Immigrant Families

Allum, N., Auspurg, K., Blake, M., Booker, CL., Crossley, TF., d'Ardenne, J., Fairbrother, M., Iacovou, M., J�ckle, AE., Kaminska, O., Lynn, P., Nicoletti, C., Oldfield, Z., Pudney, S., Schnettler, S., Uhrig, SCN., Winter, J. and Al Baghal, T., (2014). Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 6: results from methodological experiments

Alan, S., Atalay, K., Crossley, TF. and Jeon, S-H., (2010). New evidence on taxes and portfolio choice

Au, DWH., Crossley, TF. and Schellhorn, M., (2005). The effect of health changes and long-term health on the work activity of older Canadians

Other (2)

Crossley, TF. and Winter, JK., (2015).Asking Households about Expenditures: What Have We Learned?,National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Carroll, CD., Crossley, TF. and Sabelhaus, J., (2013).Introduction to "Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures",University of Chicago Press

Grants and funding

2018

ONS / NatCen Living Costs and Food Survey

NatCen Social Research

Measuring the Poverty Premium in the UK

NatCen Social Research

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study extension for Wave 12

Economic and Social Research Council

2017

CENMAP

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Understanding and improving data linkage consent in surveys

Nuffield Foundation

Understanding Household Finance through Better Measurement

Economic and Social Research Council

2016

Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study: Waves 9-11

Economic & Social Research Council

2015

Understanding Household Finances through Better Measurement

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

Provision of research services to the Institute of Fiscal Studies

Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Contact

tcross@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872335

Location:

2N2.5B.07, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Fall Semester 2018: Tuesdays 10-1200h (from 9 October) Or by appointment.