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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 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 ...
IFS Working Paper W18/15
Recent years have seen substantial reductions in public spending on social care for older people in England. This has not only led to large falls in the number of people over the age of 65 receiving publicly funded social care, but also to growing concern about the potential knock-on effects on ...

Reports and comment

In a new working paper we use new data to reconfirm the distinction between age and death costs, and importantly to highlight differences in average end of life costs between individuals with different characteristics.
A healthier population is likely to be more economically productive (and to need less spending on healthcare and health-related benefits). A more prosperous society is likely to be healthier.


Presentation at the ENTER Jamboree Conference 2017
This presentation was given at the launch of the IFS Green Budget 2017.