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George Stoye

George Stoye

Associate Director


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

George is an Associate Director at IFS, and leads the Institute’s work on healthcare. He joined the IFS in 2011. His research focuses on understanding variation in the returns from healthcare, exploring how patient outcomes vary across different healthcare providers and across different patient characteristics. Recent work includes an analysis of the spillovers between different types of health and social care, and quantifying the impact of waiting times targets in public hospitals. Ongoing projects examine the labour supply decisions of NHS hospital staff, analyse variation in the productivity of NHS staff, and explore inequalities in the use of publicly funded healthcare in England.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Fiscal Studies - Special Issue: 50th Anniversary of IFS
Medical labour markets are important because of their size and the importance of medical labour in the production of healthcare and in subsequent patient outcomes.
IFS Working Paper W20/1
This paper examines the impacts of private hospital entry on publicly funded elective care in England.

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