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Professor Tim Hatton

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Department of Economics
Professor Tim Hatton
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    +44 (0) 1206 872182

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    5B.122, Colchester Campus

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    Thursday 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm

Profile

Biography

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). His recent research includes health and physical stature in Britain and Europe since the late nineteenth century and he is currently developing a project on heights in India and Indonesia. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) and of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is also a Research Fellow of the CEPR (London) and the IZA (Bonn). Please go to my personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/timhattonwebsite/

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Warwick

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor of Economics, Department of Economics University of Essex ( 1/9/1978 - present )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Immigration and immigration policy

Asylum seekers and asylum policy

Health and the heights of children and adults in Europe since 1870

Conferences and presentations

The Migration Crisis and Refugee Policy in Europe, Giblin Lecture, University of Tasmania (15th September, 2016).

Refugees and Asylum Seekers, the Crisis in Europe and the Future of Policy, at Noise from America, European University Institute (12 June 2016).

Refugees and Asylum Seekers, the Crisis in Europe and the Future of Policy, at fRDB and IGIER-Bocconi joint conference on Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Policies (22 April 2016).

Refugees and Asylum Seekers, the Crisis in Europe and the Future of Policy, International Migration Institute, 10th Anniversary, Oxford (13 January 2016).

The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe, at the University of Nottingham, Globalisation and Economic Policy series (12 March 2014).

The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe, University of East Anglia, Contemporary Economic Issues series (10 February 2014).

The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe, at the 3rd Conference on Immigration in OECD Countries, OECD Paris (6 December 2013).

The Economics of International Migration: A Short History of the Debate at European Association of Labour Economists annual conference Memorial Session, University of Turin (19-21 September 2013).

The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe, at the IMISCOE Annual Conference on Crisis and Migration: Perceptions, Challenges and Consequences, Malmö University (August 26-27 2013).

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

American Immigration Policy: The 1965 Act and its Consequences at NORFACE Migration Network Conference on Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers, University College London (10-13 April 2013).

Teaching and supervision

  • International Trade Institutions and Policy (EC246)

Publications

Journal articles (75)

Bailey, RE., Hatton, TJ. and Inwood, K., Atmospheric Pollution, Health and Height in Late Nineteenth Century Britain. Journal of Economic History

Hatton, TJ., Sparrow, R., Suryadarma, D. and van der Eng, P., (2018). Fertility and the Health of Children in Indonesia. Economics and Human Biology. 28, 67-78

Hatton, TJ., (2017). Stature and sibship: historical evidence. The History of the Family. 22 (2-3), 175-195

Hatton, TJ., (2017). Refugees and asylum seekers, the crisis in Europe and the future of policy. Economic Policy. 32 (91), 447-496

Hatton, TJ., (2016). The common European asylum system – The role of burden-sharing. CESifo DICE Report. 14 (4), 9-13

Hatton, TJ., (2016). Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Policy in OECD Countries. American Economic Review. 106 (5), 441-445

Hatton, TJ., Bailey, RE and Inwood, K, (2016). Health, Height and the Household at the Turn of the 20th Century. Economic History Review. 69 (1), 35-53

Hatton, T., (2016). Immigration, public opinion and the recession in Europe. Economic Policy. 31 (86), 205-246

Hatton, TJ., (2015). United States Immigration Policy: The 1965 Act and its Consequences. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 117 (2), 347-368

Hatton, T., (2015). Setting policy on asylum: Has the EU got it right?. IZA World of Labor, 124-124

Hatton, TJ., (2015). Asylum Policy in the EU: the Case for Deeper Integration. CESifo Economic Studies. 61 (3-4), 605-637

Hatton, TJ., (2014). The economics of international migration: A short history of the debate. Labour Economics. 30, 43-50

Hatton, T., (2014). How have Europeans grown so tall?. Oxford Economic Papers. 66 (2), 349-372

Belot, M. and Hatton, T., (2012). Immigrant Selection in the OECD. Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 114 (4), 1105-1128

Hatton, T. and Leigh, A., (2011). Immigrants assimilate as communities, not just as individuals. Journal of Population Economics. 24 (2), 389-419

HATTON, TJ., (2011). Infant mortality and the health of survivors: Britain, 1910-50. The Economic History Review. 64 (3), 951-972

BHATTACHARYYA, S. and HATTON, TJ., (2011). Australian Unemployment in the Long Run, 1903-2007*. Economic Record. 87 (277), 202-220

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (2011). Are Third World Emigration Forces Abating?. World Development. 39 (1), 20-32

Hatton, TJ. and Bray, BE., (2010). Long run trends in the heights of European men, 19th–20th centuries. Economics & Human Biology. 8 (3), 405-413

Hatton, TJ. and Martin, RM., (2010). Fertility decline and the heights of children in Britain, 1886–1938. Explorations in Economic History. 47 (4), 505-519

Frijters, P., Hatton, TJ., Martin, RM. and Shields, MA., (2010). Childhood economic conditions and length of life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr cohort, 1937–2005. Journal of Health Economics. 29 (1), 39-47

Hatton, TJ. and Martin, RM., (2010). The effects on stature of poverty, family size, and birth order: British children in the 1930s. Oxford Economic Papers. 62 (1), 157-184

Hatton, TJ., (2010). THE CLIOMETRICS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: A SURVEY. Journal of Economic Surveys. 24 (5), 941-969

Hatton, T. and Thomas, M., (2010). Labour markets in the interwar period and economic recovery in the UK and the USA. Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 26 (3), 463-485

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (2009). Emigration in the long run: evidence from two global centuries. Asian-Pacific Economic Literature. 23 (2), 17-28

Hatton, TJ., (2009). The Rise and Fall of Asylum: What Happened and Why?. The Economic Journal. 119 (535), F183-F213

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (2008). The Impact of Immigration: Comparing Two Global Eras. World Development. 36 (3), 345-361

HATTON, TJ., (2007). Can Productivity Growth Explain the NAIRU? Long-Run Evidence from Britain, 1871?1999. Economica. 74 (295), 475-491

Clark, X., Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (2007). Explaining U.S. Immigration, 1971–1998. Review of Economics and Statistics. 89 (2), 359-373

Hatton, T., (2007). Should we have a WTO for international migration?. Economic Policy. 22 (50), 339-383

Hatton, TJ. and Tani, M., (2005). Immigration and Inter-Regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000*. The Economic Journal. 115 (507), F342-F358

Hatton, TJ., (2005). Explaining trends in UK immigration. Journal of Population Economics. 18 (4), 719-740

Hatton, TJ., (2005). European Asylum Policy. National Institute Economic Review. 194 (1), 106-119

Hatton, T. and Boyer, GR., (2005). Unemployment and the UK labour market before, during and after the Golden Age. European Review of Economic History. 9 (01), 35-60

Hatton, TJ., (2004). Emigration from the UK, 1870-1913 and 1950-1998. European Review of Economic History. 8 (2), 149-171

Hatton, TJ., (2004). Seeking asylum in Europe. Economic Policy (38), 5-62

Clark, X., Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2004). What Explains Emigration Out of Latin America?. World Development. 32 (11), 1871-1890

Hatton, T., (2004). Emigration from the UK, 1870 1998. European Review of Economic History. 8 (02), 149-171

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (2003). Demographic and Economic Pressure on Emigration out of Africa*. Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 105 (3), 465-486

Hatton, TJ. and Bailey, RE., (2002). Unemployment Incidence in Interwar London. Economica. 69 (276), 631-654

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (2002). Out of Africa? Using the Past to Project African Emigration Pressure in the Future. Review of International Economics. 10 (3), 556-573

Hatton, TJ. and Bailey, RE., (2002). Natives and migrants in the London labour market, 1929–1931. Journal of Population Economics. 15 (1), 59-81

Boyer, GR. and Hatton, T., (2002). New Estimates Of British Unemployment, 1870 1913. Journal of Economic History. 62 (03), 643-675

Hatton, TJ. and Bailey, RE., (2001). Women’s work in census and survey, 1911-1931. The Economic History Review. 54 (1), 87-107

Hatton, TJ., (2000). How much did immigrant "quality" decline in late nineteenth century America?. Journal of Population Economics. 13 (3), 509-525

Hatton, TJ. and Bailey, RE., (2000). Seebohm Rowntree and the postwar poverty puzzle. The Economic History Review. 53 (3), 517-543

Hatton, T., (1998). Poverty and the welfare state in interwar London. Oxford Economic Papers. 50 (4), 574-606

Gowers, R. and Hatton, TJ., (1997). The Origins and Early Impact of the Minimum Wage in Agriculture. The Economic History Review. 50 (1), 82-103

Hatton, TJ., (1997). Trade and Boards and Minimum Wages, 1909-39. Economic Affairs. 17 (2), 22-28

Boyer, GR. and Hatton, TJ., (1997). Migration and Labour Market Integration in Late Nineteenth-Century England and Wales. The Economic History Review. 50 (4), 697-734

Hatton, T., (1997). The Immigrant Assimilation Puzzle in Late Nineteenth-Centuty America. Journal of Economic History. 57 (01), 34-62

Boyer, GR. and Hatton, TJ., (1996). Did Joseph Arch raise agricultural wages? Reply. ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW. 49 (2), 370-376

Hatton, TJ., (1995). A Model of U.K. Emigration, 1870-1913. The Review of Economics and Statistics. 77 (3), 407-407

Hatton, T., (1995). A model of Scandinavian emigration, 1870–1913. European Economic Review. 39 (3-4), 557-564

Hatton, TJ., Boyer, GR. and Bailey, RE., (1994). The Union Wage Effect in Late Nineteenth Century Britain. Economica. 61 (244), 435-435

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (1994). What Drove the Mass Migrations from Europe in the Late Nineteenth Century?. Population and Development Review. 20 (3), 533-533

BOYER, GR. and HATTON, TJ., (1994). Did Joseph Arch raise agricultural wages?: rural trade unions and the labour market in late nineteenth‐century England. The Economic History Review. 47 (2), 310-334

Hatton, T. and Bailey, R., (1993). Household Labor Supply and Women′s Work in Interwar Britain. Explorations in Economic History. 30 (2), 229-256

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1993). After the Famine: Emigration from Ireland, 1850-1913. Journal of Economic History. 53 (03), 575-600

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (1992). What Explains Wage Gaps between Farm and City? Exploring the Todaro Model with American Evidence, 1890-1941. Economic Development and Cultural Change. 40 (2), 267-294

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (1991). Wage gaps between farm and city: Michigan in the 1890s. Explorations in Economic History. 28 (4), 381-408

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1991). Unemployment, employment contracts, and compensating wage differentials: Michigan in the 1890s. Journal of Economic History. 51 (03), 605-632

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1991). Integrated and Segmented Labor Markets: Thinking in Two Sectors. Journal of Economic History. 51 (02), 413-425

Alston, LJ. and Hatton, T., (1991). The Earnings Gap Between Agricultural and Manufacturing Laborers, 1925-1941. Journal of Economic History. 51 (01), 83-99

HATTON, TJ., (1990). The demand for British exports, 1870‐1913. The Economic History Review. 43 (4), 576-594

HATTON, TJ. and BAILEY, RE., (1988). FEMALE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION IN INTERWAR BRITAIN * . Oxford Economic Papers. 40 (4), 695-718

Hatton, T., (1988). Profit sharing in British industry, 1865–1913. International Journal of Industrial Organization. 6 (1), 69-90

HATTON, T., (1988). INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE AND WAGE RIGIDITY IN THE UK, 1880-1985. Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 4 (1), 74-86

Hatton, T., (1988). A Quarterly Model of the Labour Market in Interwar Britain. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 50 (1), 1-25

HATTON, TJ., (1986). RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS AND LABOUR MARKET EQUILIBRIUM IN BRITAIN 1855–1913. Oxford Economic Papers. 38 (1), 160-173

Hatton, T., (1985). The British labor market in the 1920s: A test of the search-turnover approach. Explorations in Economic History. 22 (3), 257-270

Hatton, TJ., (1985). Unemployment in the 1930s and The ‘Keynesian Solution’: Some Notes of Dissent*. Australian Economic History Review. 25 (2), 129-148

GARSIDE, WR. and HATTON, TJ., (1985). Keynesian Policy and British Unemployment in the 1930s. The Economic History Review. 38 (1), 83-88

HATTON, TJ., (1983). UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND THE MACROECONOMICS OF THE INTERWAR LABOUR MARKET: A FURTHER ANALYSIS. Oxford Economic Papers. 35 (3), 486-505

Hatton, T., Lyons, JS. and Satchell, S., (1983). Eighteenth-century British trade: Homespun or empire made?. Explorations in Economic History. 20 (2), 163-182

Books (4)

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2008). Global Migration and the World Economy: Two Centuries of Policy and Performance. MIT Press. 9780262083423

(2007). The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson. 0-262-08361-2

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., (1998). The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact. 9780195116519

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JF., (1994). Migration and the international labor market, 1850-1939. 0415107687

Book chapters (13)

Hatton, TJ. and Ward, Z., (2019). International Migration in the Atlantic Economy, 1850-1940. In: Handbook of Cliometrics. Editors: Diebolt, C. and Haupert, M., . Springer

Ferrie, JP. and Hatton, TJ., (2015). Two centuries of international migration. 53- 88. 9780444633729

Hatton, T., (2015). Migration Out of Europe. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition). Editors: Wright, JD., . Elsevier. 457- 461. 978-0-444-59430-3

Hatton, T. and Withers, G., (2015). The labour market. In: The Cambridge Economic History of Australia. Editors: Ville, S. and Withers, G., . Cambridge University Press. 351- 372. 9781107029491

Hatton, T., (2014). Population, migration and labour supply. In: The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain (2nd Edition). Editors: Floud, RC., Humphries, J. and Johnson, PA., . Cambridge University Press. 9781107067219

Hatton, T., (2014). The Slump and Immigration Policy. In: Crisis and Migration: Implications of the Eurozone crisis for perceptions, politics, and policies of migration. Editors: Petersson, B. and Bevelander, P., . Nordic Academic Press. 978-91-87351-30-3

Hatton, T. and Ferrie, JP., (2014). Two Centuries of International Migration. In: Handbook of the Economics of International Migration,1A The Immigrants. Editors: Chiswick, B. and Miller, P., . Elsevier. 53- 88. 978-0-444-53764-5

Hatton, T. and Thomas, M., (2013). Labour Markets in Recession and Recovery: The UK and the USA in the 1920s and 1930s. In: The Great Depression of the 1930s. Editors: Crafts, N. and Fearon, P., . Oxford University Press. 328- 357. 9780199663187

Hatton, T., (2013). Refugee and asylum migration. In: International Handbook on the Economics of Migration. Editors: Constant, AF. and Zimmermann, KF., . Edward Elgar. 453- 469. 9781845426293

Hatton, TJ., (2013). Refugee and Asylum Migration to the OECD: A Short Overview. In: International Handbook on the Economics of Migration. Editors: Constant, A. and Zimmermann, K., . Edward Elgar. 453- 469. 978 1 84542 629 3

Hatton, TJ., (2011). The Cliometrics of International Migration: A Survey. In: Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics. 187- 215. 9781444337808

Hatton, TJ., (2011). The social and labor market outcomes of ethnic minorities in the UK. In: Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. 283- 306. 9781848445598

Hatton, TJ., (2004). Unemployment and the labour market, 1870–1939. In: The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain Volume II: Economic Maturity, 1860-1939. 344- 373. 9781139054539

Reports and Papers (62)

Bailey, RE., Hatton, TJ. and Inwood, K., Atmospheric Pollution and Child Health in Late Nineteenth Century Britain

Hatton, TJ., Public Opinion on Immigration: Has the Recession Changed Minds?

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., A Dual Policy Paradox: Why Have Trade and Immigration Policies Always Differed in Labor-Scarce Economies?

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., International Migration in the Long-Run: Positive Selection, Negative Selection and Policy

Hatton, TJ. and Williamson, JG., Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Policy in Europe

Hatton, TJ., European Asylum Policy

Chiswick, BR. and Hatton, TJ., International Migration and the Integration of Labor Markets

Bailey, RE., Hatton, TJ. and Inwood, K., (2016). Health, height, and the household at the turn of the twentieth century

Bailey, RE., Hatton, T. and Inwood, K., (2014). Health, Height and the Household at the Turn of the 20th Century

Hatton, T., (2014). Public Opinion on Immigration: Has the Recession Changed Minds?

Hatton, T., (2014). The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe

Ferrie, J. and Hatton, T., (2013). Two Centuries of International Migration

Hatton, T., (2012). Asylum Policy in the EU: The Case for Deeper Integration

Hatton, T., (2012). Asylum Policy in the EU: The Case for Deeper Integration

Hatton, T. and Thomas, M., (2012). Labour Markets in Recession and Recovery: The UK and the USA in the 1920s and 1930s

Hatton, T., (2012). Population, Migration and Labour Supply: Great Britain 1871 - 2011

Hatton, T., (2011). How have Europeans Grown so Tall?

Hatton, T., (2010). The Cliometrics of International Migration: A Survey

Hatton, T., (2010). Infant Mortality and the Health of Survivors: Britain 1910-1950

Hatton, T. and Martin, RM., (2009). Fertility Decline and the Heights of Children in Britain, 1886-1938

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2009). Vanishing Third World Emigrants?

Hatton, T. and Martin, RM., (2008). The Effects on Stature of Poverty, Family Size and Birth Order: British Children in the 1930s

Belot, MVK. and Hatton, T., (2008). Immigrant Selection in The OECD

Hatton, T., (2008). The Rise and Fall of Asylum: What Happened and Why?

Frijters, P., Shields, MA., Hatton, T. and Martin, RM., (2007). Childhood Economic Conditions and Length of Life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr Cohort, 1937-2005

Hatton, T. and Leigh, A., (2007). Immigrants Assimilate as Communities, Not Just as Individuals

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2006). A Dual Policy Paradox: Why Have Trade and Immigration Policies Always Differed in Labour-Scarce Economies?

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2006). What Determines Immigration's Impact? Comparing Two Global Centuries

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2005). A Dual Policy Paradox: Why Have Trade and Immigration Policies Always Differed in Labor-Scarce Economies

Hatton, T. and Lim, A., (2005). The 'Tampa' Effect. Australian Asylum Policy in International Perspective

Hatton, T., (2004). Explaining Trends in UK Immigration

Clark, X., Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2004). Explaining U.S. immigration, 1971-98

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2004). International Migration in the Long-Run: Positive Selection, Negative Selection and Policy

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2004). Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Policy in Europe

Hatton, T., (2003). Explaining Trends in UK Immigration

Hatton, T. and Tani, M., (2003). Immigration and Inter-Regional Mobility in the UK, 1982-2000

Clark, X., Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2003). What Explains Cross-Border Migration in Latin America?

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2003). What Fundamentals Drive World Migration?

Hatton, T., (2002). Can Productivity Growth Explain NAIRU? Long-run Evidence from Britain, 1871-1999

Chiswick, BR. and Hatton, T., (2002). International Migration and the Integration of Labor Markets

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2002). What Fundamentals Drive World Migration?

Clark, X., Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2002). Where Do U.S. Immigrants Come From, and Why?

Hatton, T., (2002). Why Has UK Net Immigration Increased?

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (2001). Demographic and Economic Pressure on Emigration out of Africa

Hatton, T. and Wheatley Price, S., (1998). Migration, Migrants and Policy in the United Kingdom

Bailey, RE. and Hatton, T., (1997). Poverty and the Welfare State in Inter-war London

Boyer, G., Hatton, T. and O'Rourke, KH., (1993). The Impact of Emigration on Real Wages in Ireland 1850-1914

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1993). Late-Comers to Mass Emigration: The Latin Experience

Williamson, JG., O'Rourke, KH. and Hatton, T., (1993). Mass Migration, Commodity Market Integration and Real Wage Convergence: The Late Nineteenth Century Atlantic Economy

O'Rourke, KH., Williamson, JG. and Hatton, T., (1993). Mass Migration, Commodity Market Integration, and Real Wage Convergence: The Late Nineteenth Century Atlantic Economy

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1992). International Migration and World Development: A Historical Perspective

Bailey, RE., Boyer, G. and Hatton, T., (1992). The Union Wage Effect in Late Nineteenth Century Britain

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1992). What Drove the Mass Migrations from Europe in the Late Ninteenth Century

Hatton, T. and Williamson, JG., (1991). Labor Market Integration And The Rural-Urban Wage Gap In History

Eichengreen, B. and Hatton, T., (1988). Interwar Unemployment in International Perspective

Hatton, T., (1987). Profit Sharing in British Industry, 1865-1913

Hatton, T., (1987). A Quarterly Model of the Labour Market in Interwar Britain

Hatton, T., (1986). Female Labour Force Participation: The Enigma of the Interwar Period

Hatton, T., (1985). The Analysis of Unemployment in Interwar Britain: A Survey of Research

Hatton, T., (1984). The British Labour Market in Different Economic Eras, 1857-1938

Hatton, T., (1984). Rational Expectations and Labour Market Equilibrium in Britain 1855-1913

Hatton, T., (1984). Vacancies and Unemployment in the 1920s

Contact

hatton@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872182

Location:

5B.122, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursday 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm