Tim Hatton's research is in economic history and applied economics. He has published extensively on the economic history of labour markets, including unemployment, poverty and migration. His research interests include the causes and effects of international migration, and policy on immigration and asylum. His books include Global Migration and the World Economy (co-authored with Jeffrey G. Williamson) (MIT Press, 2005) and Seeking Asylum in the OECD (CEPR, 2011). He is currently working on European asylum policies and emigration from the UK in the nineteenth century. His recent research also includes health and physical stature in Britain and Europe since the late nineteenth century. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) and of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is also a Research Fellow of the CEPR (London) and the IZA (Bonn).