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Isabel Stockton

Isabel Stockton

Research Economist



B.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim, 2013

M.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim, 2015

PhD Economics, University of Bristol, 2020

Isabel joined the IFS in 2019 as a Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance Sector. Her interests are in applied labour economics and her current research focuses on workforce issues in the healthcare sector. She has previously studied the relationship between wages and other job attributes, including commuting distance and schedule flexibility.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

This morning the ONS published its first estimates of the public finances over the whole of the financial year 2020-21. Borrowing is estimated to have reached £303 billion, or 14.5% of national income. This is £52 billion less than the £355 billion forecast by the Office for Budget ...
This report examines the effect that variation in the cost of living has on the labour supply of existing nurses in NHS acute trusts. Retention of nursing staff within the NHS is a key policy issue. Pay policy – and the ability that trusts and nurses have to react to local working conditions and ...


Pay is an important lever in attracting and keeping staff, but is subject to tight regulations within the NHS. At this event, we explored the findings of new IFS work looking at the flexibility of the current pay system and its ability to address differences in the local cost of living across the ...
Presentation given by Isabel Stockton at the IFS Spring 2021 pre-Budget event on the uncertain outlook for the public finances.