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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.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W19/22
Much of lifetime healthcare spending is concentrated at the end of life. This paper uses survey data linked to administrative hospital and mortality records to examine how the pattern of end-of-life hospital inpatient spending varies across different groups within a large public hospital system in ...

Reports and comment

This report provides new estimates of total spending by the government on children in England, including benefits, education spending,services for vulnerable children and healthcare. In the most recent year of data (2017–18), total spending was over £120 billion or over £10,000 per child under ...
On 5 July this year the NHS will be 70. In all its 70 years it has rarely been far from the headlines. It has been through more than its fair share of reforms, crises and funding ups and downs. Over that period, the amount we spend on it has risen inexorably. Yet, today, concerns about the adequacy ...