Thomas is a Senior Economist at Amazon and was an Assistant Professor at Cornell University in the Department for Policy Analysis and Management (PAM). He is also affiliated with the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London.
Thomas's research interests are in healthcare and public economics. In recent work he has evaluated how hospital incentives affect patients' health outcomes and waiting times. This has included studies of emergency department regulations and inpatient department crowding.
Prior to working in academia, he worked for the UK government and a private sector consultancy in London dealing with policy issues in antitrust, healthcare, and financial services.
PhD Economics, University College London, 2018
MRes Economics, University College London, 2014
MSc Economics and Econometrics, University of Manchester, 2006
The emergency department (ED) is a complex node of healthcare delivery that is facing market and regulatory pressure across developed economies to reduce wait times. In this paper we study how ED doctors respond to such incentives, by focusing on a landmark policy in England that imposed strong incentives to treat ED patients within four hours.
11 September 2017 at 10:00<p>12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD</p>
This event is the first in a series of events taking place over the next year that will present new IFS research on how the NHS has responded to increases in patient demand in recent years, and what this means for patient health.