Tom Lee

Tom Lee

Research Economist


MA Economic Analysis and Policy, Paris School of Economics, 2016

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2013

Tom joined the IFS in 2017, working in the Pensions and Public Finance  sector. His current work examines the impact of the roll out of a new heart attack treatment in England, the impact of maternity unit closures and factors affecting doctor labour supply. Previously, Tom worked as an RA at the University of Chicago, where his research focused on the Affordable Care Act.

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More complex births put strain on maternity services - which struggle more later in the week

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NHS Maternity Units are more likely to close towards the end of the week and during holiday periods, pointing to staff availability as a source of pressure. This is a key finding of new research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), examining sources of short-run and long-run pressures on maternity units in England.

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