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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

IFS immediate reaction to the Prime Minister's announcement about social care.
Briefing note
As lockdowns are lifted and more economic activity is resumed, the extent, speed and nature of the UK’s economic recovery from the pandemic will be a crucial determinant of the Chancellor’s options at the upcoming Spending Review, expected this autumn.


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.