Tim Hatton is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex and also has an affiliation with the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK and of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is also a Research Fellow of the CEPR (London), of CReAM (London) and of the IZA (Bonn).

Tim Hatton's principal research interests are in economic history and the economics of international migration. His recent projects include the analysis of the correlates of health, as measured by height, in Britain, Europe and elsewhere since the late nineteenth century. Another branch of his research is the study of refugees and the flow of asylum applications to the developed world. He is currently working on public opinion on immigration and the development of asylum policy, especially in the European Union.

Tim Hatton joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10838
published as 'Public opinion on immigration in Europe: Preference and salience' in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2021, 66, 101969
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10428
published in: Journal of Economic History, 2018, 78(4), 1210-1247
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8248
Published as: “Immigration, Public Opinion and the Recession in Europe,” Economic Policy, 86 (2016), pp 205-246
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8128
published in: Economic History Review, 2016, 69(1), 35–53
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7985
published in: P. Bevelander and B. Petersson (eds.), Crisis and Migration: Implications of the Eurozone crisis for perceptions, politics, and policies of migration, Nordic Academic Press 2014, Lund, Sweden, Chapter 2, 25-47
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7866
published in: Barry Chiswick and Paul Miller (eds.): Handbook on the Economics of International Migration, 1A
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7004
published in: A. F. Constant, K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 24, 453-469