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George Stoye

George Stoye

Associate Director


PhD Economics, University College London, 2020
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

IFS Working Paper W20/40
This paper examines the impact of changes in public long-term care spending on the use of public hospitals among the older population in England, and the cost and quality of this care.
Journal article
Expanding access to health care is once again high on the US political agenda, as is concern about those who are being “left behind.” But is universal health care that is largely free at the point of use sufficient to eliminate inequalities in health care use? To explore this question, we ...

Reports and comment

Briefing note
In this briefing note, we use administrative hospital data from across the NHS in England to describe how the use of inpatient (elective and emergency) and outpatient hospital care in 2020 compared with that in the previous year.
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 ...


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