Tim Hatton

University of Essex, UK, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Asylum seekers (EU), Asylum policy (EU), Heights and health (EU)


United Kingdom, Australia


English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio




44 (0)1206872182

Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Essex, UK

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.