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 flow of asylum applications to the developed world and the development of asylum policy, especially in the European Union. He is now developing a project on migrant voyages from the UK to North America and Australasia in the nineteenth century.

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


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16274
forthcoming in: European Review of Economic History, 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14840
published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 2023, 76, 102267
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14414
Minhee Chae, Timothy J. Hatton, Xin Meng
published in: World Development, 2023, 161, 106075
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