Tim Hatton

University of Essex, UK, and IZA, Germany

This IZA initiative is important in helping to bridge the gap between economic research and public policy. This is much needed in the field of immigration and asylum

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Essex, UK

Research interest

Immigration, asylum policy, economic history

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of the Australian Department of Immigration Research Advisory Committee and International Reference Panel on Irregular Migration

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Australian National University, Australia


PhD Economics, University of Warwick, UK, 1982

Selected publications

  • “American immigration policy: The 1965 Act and its consequences.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Forthcoming).

  • “Immigrant selection in the OECD.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 114 (2012): 1105–1128 (with M. Belot).

  • “Immigrants assimilate as communities, not just as individuals.” Journal of Population Economics 24 (2011): 389–419 (with A. Leigh).

  • “Are Third World emigration forces abating?” World Development 39 (2011): 20–32 (with J. G. Williamson).

  • “The rise and fall of asylum: What happened and why?” Economic Journal 119 (2009): F183–F213.