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Hamish Low

Hamish Low

Research Fellow

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 1998
PhM Economics, University of Oxford, 1995
BA (1st Class), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 1993

Hamish is a Professional Fellow of Nuffield College and a Research Fellow of IFS. His research interests include life-cycle models, consumption and saving behaviour, labour supply, uncertainty, unemployment insurance, optimal taxation and computational methods.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W18/05
The 1996 PRWORA reform introduced time limits on the receipt of welfare in the United States.
Journal article | Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
The combination of credit constraints and indivisible consumption goods may induce some risk-averse individuals to gamble to have a chance of crossing a purchasing threshold.

Reports and comment

Newspaper article
Economists disagree on the size of labour supply elasticities. The column uses a model of female labour supply to show that there is substantial heterogeneity in both cross section and over the business cycle. It is not possible to think about labour supply elasticity as a unique structural ...
External publication
We use direct evidence on credit constraints to study their importance for household consumption growth and for welfare.

Presentations

Presentation
This is the presentation that Hamish Low gave at the Understanding the Great Recession: from micro to macro conference held at the Bank of England on 23 and 24 September 2015.
Presentation
Presented at a seminar in the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London on 29 September.