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Professor of Economics, University of Essex

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.


  • –present
    Professor , University of Essex