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.