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Thomas Hoe

Thomas Hoe

Research Associate


2014 MRes Economics, University College London

2006 MSc Economics and Econometrics, University of Manchester

2005 BEconSc Economics, University of Manchester

Thomas is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management (PAM). He is also affiliated with the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.

Thomas's research interests are in healthcare and public economics. In recent work he has evaluated how hospital incentives affect patients' health outcomes and waiting times. This has included studies of emergency department regulations and inpatient department crowding.

Prior to working in academia, he worked for the UK government and a private sector consultancy in London dealing with policy issues in antitrust, healthcare, and financial services.

Journal articles

Working papers

IFS Working Paper NBER Working Paper No. 24445
The emergency department (ED) is a complex node of healthcare delivery that is facing market and regulatory pressure across developed economies to reduce wait times. In this paper we study how ED doctors respond to such incentives, by focusing on a landmark policy in England that imposed strong ...


This presentation was delivered by Thomas Hoe at the IFS event on "NHS services in the face of increasing demand" on 11 September 2017.