BA, PhD (Warwick)
Economic history

TIM HATTON is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex (UK) and at the Australian National University. He is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and Research Fellow of the Institute for Labour Research (IZA, Bonn).

Professor Hatton's principal research interests are economic history and migration studies. His recent work in economic history includes unemployment in the long run, poverty and the welfare state, and the evolution of heights and health in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work on migration includes modelling international migration, the causes and effects of immigration policies, public opinion on immigration, and explaining trends in asylum applications and policy.

Key appointments:

  • Head of the Department of Economics at the UIniversity of Essex (1997 - 2000)
  • Head of the School of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU (2004 - 2005)
  • Founding co-editor of the European Review of Economic History (1996 - 2000)
  • President of the European Society of Population Economics (2009 - 2010)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) (2012-)

University of Essex:

  • Lecturer (1978)
  • Senior Lecturer (1990)
  • Reader (1992)
  • Professor (1995)

Australian National University:

  • Professor (2004-2014)

Cliometric Society (USA): Awarded the "Clio Can" (2013) for contributions to economic history.

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

TJ Hatton (2016), 'Immigration, Public Opinion and the Recession in Europe,' Economic Policy, 86, pp 205-246.

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

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

TJ Hatton (2014) 'How have Europeans Grown so Tall?' Oxford Economic Papers, 66, pp 349–372.

TJ Hatton & MV Belot (2012), 'Immigrant Selection in the OECD,' (with M. Belot), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 114, pp 1105-1128.

TJ Hatton (2011), 'Infant Mortality and the Health of Survivors: Britain 1910-1940,' Economic History Review, 64, pp 951-972.

TJ Hatton and S Battacharyya (2011), 'Australian Unemployment in the Long Run, 1903-2007,' Economic Record, 87, pp. 202-220.

TJ Hatton & A Leigh (2011) 'Immigrants Assimilate as Communities, not just as Individuals,' Journal of Population Economics, 24, pp 389-419.

TJ Hatton & RM Martin (2010), "The Effects on Stature of Poverty, Family Size and Birth Order: British Children in the 1930's", Oxford Economic Papers, 62, pp 157-184.

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

TJ Hatton (2007), "Should We Have a WTO for International Migration?", Economic Policy, 50 pp 339-383

TJ Hatton, JG Williamson & X Clark (2007), "Where do US Immigrants come from and Why?", Review of Economics and Statistics, 89, pp 359-373

TJ Hatton (2007), "Can Productivity Growth Explain the NAIRU? Long Run Evidence from Britain, 1870 - 1999", Economica, 74, pp 475-491

TJ Hatton & JG Williamson (2005), Global Migration and the World Economy: Two Centuries of Policy and Performance. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press