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Hamish Low

Hamish Low

Research Fellow

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 1998
PhM Economics, University of Oxford, 1995
BA (1st Class), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 1993

Hamish is the James Meade Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, a Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College and a Research Fellow at IFS. His research interests include life-cycle models, consumption and saving behaviour, labour supply, uncertainty, unemployment insurance, optimal taxation and computational methods. 

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W22/15
We propose an alternative borrow-to-invest motive by which house price gains affect household spending on residential investment.
IFS Working Paper W22/10
Reported transfer intentions in response to windfalls suggest that public payments crowd out private transfers, partly accounting for the higher MPCs in the public windfall case.

Reports and comment

Newspaper article
Economists disagree on the size of labour supply elasticities. The column uses a model of female labour supply to show that there is substantial heterogeneity in both cross section and over the business cycle. It is not possible to think about labour supply elasticity as a unique structural ...
External publication
We use direct evidence on credit constraints to study their importance for household consumption growth and for welfare.

Presentations

Presentation
This is the presentation that Hamish Low gave at the Understanding the Great Recession: from micro to macro conference held at the Bank of England on 23 and 24 September 2015.
Presentation
Presented at a seminar in the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London on 29 September.