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George Stoye

George Stoye

Senior Research Economist


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2011
BSc Economics (1st Class), University College London, 2010

George joined the IFS in 2011 and is a Senior Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance sector. His research interests focus on understanding variation in the returns from healthcare, exploring how patient outcomes vary across different healthcare providers and across different patient characteristics. Current projects include analysing the spillovers between different types of health and social care and quantifying the impact of waiting times targets in public hospitals. Previous work includes research on the determinants of domestic energy efficiency in the UK, a review of UK energy policy and topics in development economics.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/1
This paper examines the impacts of private hospital entry on publicly funded elective care in England.
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 diļ¬€erent groups within a large public hospital system in ...

Reports and comment

The national Accident and Emergency (A&E) four-hour waiting time target is once again in the news headlines. Performance against this recently fell to the lowest since records began, with only 79.8% of patients in December 2019 admitted, discharged or transferred to another hospital within 4 hours ...
Here we outline an initial response from IFS researchers on the Conservative party manifesto. We take policy areas by turn but this is not a full assessment.


This IFS Public Talk, jointly organised with the University of Manchester and part of the 2019 ESRC Festival of Social Science, gave an economist's perspective on how we, as a country, can pay for our health and social care system.
Presentation at the ENTER Jamboree Conference 2017