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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. Their research focuses on labour markets in the healthcare system, with recent and ongoing projects analysing the labour supply decisions of NHS staff, the role of pay in retaining nurses in the hospital sector and the impact of gender and motherhood on doctors' and nurses' careers. They also work on the public finances, focusing on fiscal sustainability, borrowing and debt.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

On 5 September we will know which of the two is the next Conservative Party leader - and therefore Prime Minister - so their visions for tax and spending matter.
Today's data release confirmed very high government debt payments in June, driven by high inflation and usual seasonal effects.


At this event, IFS researchers will set out their latest assessment of the economic and fiscal backdrop and some of the challenges that the Chancellor will need to consider.
The IFS Green Budget 2021, in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, analysed the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, its economic legacy, and the big decisions confronting Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he prepares for his upcoming Budget and Spending Review.