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Thomas Crossley

Research Fellow
Education

PhD in Economics, McMaster University, Canada, 1998
MA in Economics, McMaster University, Canada
BSc in Honours Biology, Queen's University, Canada

Biography

Tom Crossley is a Research Fellow at IFS and a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex.

He was previously director of the consumption and saving research sector at IFS. His research interests are Household behaviour, financial security, living standards, the design and collection and analysis of survey data.

Selected publications

  

All available outputs

Regression with an Imputed Dependent Variable, June 2019, (with Peter Levell , Stavros Poupakis), Working Paper, W19/16, The IFS
What do we really know about the employment effects of the UK’s National Minimum Wage?, June 2019, (with Mike Brewer , Federico Zilio), Working Paper, W19/14, The IFS
Euler equation estimation on micro data, June 2018, (with Sule Alan , Kadir Atalay), Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, Journal article
The health benefits of a targeted cash transfer: the UK Winter Fuel Payment, May 2018, (with Federico Zilio), Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp. 1354-1365, Wiley, Journal article
Returns to scale in food preparation and the Deaton-Paxson puzzle, March 2018, (with Yuqian Lu), Journal of Economics of the Household, Vol. 16, pp. 5-19, Springer, Journal article
Lost in translation: What do Engel curves tell us about the cost of living?, February 2018, (with Ingvild Almås Tim Beatty ), Working Paper, W18/04, The IFS
Inference with difference-in-differences revisited, October 2017, (with Mike Brewer , Robert Joyce), Journal of econometric methods, De Gruyter, Journal article
The health benefits of a targeted cash transfer: the UK Winter Fuel Payment, October 2017, (with Federico Zilio), Working Paper, W17/23, The IFS
A comparison of recall and diary food expenditure data, October 2017, (with Matthew Brzozowski , Joachim K. Winter), Food Policy, Elsevier, Journal article
Does survey recall error explain the Deaton–Paxson puzzle?, September 2017, (with Matthew Brzozowski , Joachim K. Winter), Economics Letters, Vol. 158, Elsevier, Journal article
Can survey participation alter household saving behaviour?, March 2017, (with Jochem de Bresser , Liam Delaney , Joachim K. Winter), Economic Journal, Wiley, Journal article
Transmission of Risk Preferences from Mothers to Daughters, February 2017, (with Sule Alan Nazli Baydar , Teodora Boneva , Seda Ertac), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 134, pp. 60-77, Elsevier, Journal article
Do consumers gamble to convexify?, November 2016, (with Hamish Low , Sarah Smith), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 131, Elsevier, Journal article
The distribution of household wealth in the UK, April 2016, (with Cormac O'Dea), Observation
Household wealth data and public policy, March 2016, (with Cormac O'Dea), Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issue 1, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 5-11, Wiley, Journal article
Recovering from recessions: household consumption over the business cycle, September 2015, (with Hamish Low Cormac O'Dea ), Presentation
The effect of health changes and long-term health on the work activity of older Canadians, September 2015, (with Doreen Wing Han Au , Martin Schellhorn), Health Economics, Wiley, Journal article
First-time house buying and catch-up: a cohort study, September 2015, (with Renata Bottazzi , Matthew Wakefield), Economica, Vol. 82, Issue 1, pp. 1021–1047, Wiley, Journal article
Improving the measurement of consumer expenditures, June 2015, (with Christopher Carroll , John Sabelhaus), Vol. 74, University of Chicago Press, Book
Asking Households about Expenditures: What Have We Learned?, June 2015, (with Joachim K. Winter), University of Chicago Press, Book chapter
Durable Purchases over the Later Life Cycle, December 2014, (with Martin Browning , Melanie Lührmann), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming - early view available online, Wiley, Journal article
Job loss, credit constraints and consumption growth, December 2014, (with Hamish Low), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 96, No.5, pp. 876-884, MIT Press, Journal article
Measuring Household Consumption Expenditure, November 2014, Presentation
Cash by any other name? Evidence on labeling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment, August 2014, (with Tim Beatty Laura Blow , Cormac O'Dea), Journal of Public Economics, Volume 118, October 2014, pp. 86–96, Elsevier, Journal article
Previous version:
Tim Beatty, Laura Blow, Thomas Crossley and Cormac O'Dea June 2011, Cash by any other name? Evidence on labelling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment, cemmap Working Paper , W11/10
The Measurement of Household Consumption Expenditures, August 2014, (with Martin Browning , Joachim K. Winter), Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 475-501, Annual Reviews, Journal article
Previous version:
Martin Browning, Thomas Crossley and Joachim K. Winter April 2014, The measurement of household consumption expenditures, cemmap Working Paper , W14/07
Do the Rich Save More? Evidence from Canada, July 2014, (with Sule Alan Kadir Atalay ), Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 64, pp. 739–758, Wiley, Journal article
Using a temporary indirect tax cut as a fiscal stimulus: evidence from the UK, July 2014, (with Hamish Low , Cath Sleeman), Working Paper, W14/16, Institute for Fiscal Studies
The measurement of household consumption expenditures, April 2014, (with Martin Browning , Joachim K. Winter), Working Paper, W14/07
Now published:
Martin Browning, Thomas Crossley and Joachim K. Winter August 2014, The Measurement of Household Consumption Expenditures, Journal article Annual Review of Economics
Can survey participation alter household saving behavior?, March 2014, (with Jochem de Bresser , Liam Delaney , Joachim K. Winter), Working Paper, W14/06
Is there a ‘heat-or-eat’ trade-off in the UK?, January 2014, (with Tim Beatty Laura Blow ), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Vol. 177, No. 1, pp. 281-294, Wiley, Journal article
Previous version:
Tim Beatty, Laura Blow and Thomas Crossley June 2011, Is there a "heat or eat" trade-off in the UK?, cemmap Working Paper , W11/09
Inference with Difference-in-Differences Revisited, November 2013, (with Mike Brewer , Robert Joyce), Conference paper
Online Appendix, June 2013, (with James Banks Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson), Appendix
Parental socialisation effort and the intergenerational transmission of risk preferences, June 2013, (with Sule Alan Nazli Baydar , Teodora Boneva , Seda Ertac), Working Paper, W13/12, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Financial Crisis Wealth Losses and Responses among Older Households in England, June 2013, (with James Banks Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson), Fiscal Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2013, Vol. 34, no.2, pp.231-254, Wiley Blackwell, Journal article
Appendix:
James Banks, Rowena Crawford, Thomas Crossley and Carl Emmerson, 12 June 2013, Online Appendix, Appendix
Household Consumption through Recent Recessions, June 2013, (with Hamish Low , Cormac O'Dea), Fiscal Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2013, Vol.34, no. 2, pp.203-229, Wiley Blackwell, Journal article
Appendix:
Thomas Crossley, Hamish Low and Cormac O'Dea, 12 June 2013, Online Appendix, Appendix
Previous version:
Thomas Crossley, Hamish Low and Cormac O'Dea October 2011, Household consumption through recent recessions, cemmap Working Paper , W11/18
Online Appendix, June 2013, (with Hamish Low , Cormac O'Dea), Appendix
Inference in difference-in-differences revisited, May 2013, (with Robert Joyce Mike Brewer ), Presentation
Financial crisis wealth losses and responses among older households in England, January 2013, (with James Banks Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson), Fiscal Studies, FISCAL STUDIES, Journal article
The effect of the financial crisis on older households in England, October 2012, (with Rowena Crawford James Banks , Carl Emmerson), Presentation
The effect of the financial crisis on older households in England, October 2012, (with James Banks , Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson), Presentation
Up to one-in-five facing large income falls on retirement; Financial crisis knocks 10% off wealth holdings among older individuals, October 2012, (with James Banks Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson , Cormac O'Dea), Press release
Risk and time preferences in older persons: an experimental module in ELSA, October 2012, (with Sule Alan , James Banks , Syngjoo Choi , Aldo Rustichini , N. Woods), Presentation
Inference in difference-in-differences, September 2012, (with Robert Joyce Mike Brewer ), Presentation
Durable purchases over the later life cycle, August 2012, (with Martin Browning , Melanie Lührmann), Working Paper, W12/13, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Saving on a rainy day, borrowing for a rainy day, May 2012, (with Sule Alan , Hamish Low), Working Paper, W12/11
Late starters or excluded generations? A cohort analysis of catch up in home ownership in England, May 2012, (with Renata Bottazzi , Matthew Wakefield), Working Paper, W12/10
The effect of the financial crisis on older households in England, April 2012, (with James Banks Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson), Working Paper, W12/09
Press release:
James Banks, Rowena Crawford, Thomas Crossley, Carl Emmerson and Cormac O'Dea, 23 October 2012, Up to one-in-five facing large income falls on retirement; Financial crisis knocks 10% off wealth holdings among older individuals, Press release
Job Loss, Credit Constraints and Consumption Growth, April 2012, (with Hamish Low), External publication, Cambridge University
Parental investment in child nutrition, March 2012, (with Rachel Griffith , Wenchao (Michelle) Jin , Valérie Lechene), Presentation
How can policymakers raise household saving?, February 2012, (with Carl Emmerson , Andrew Leicester), Observation
Raising household saving, February 2012, (with Carl Emmerson , Andrew Leicester), External publication, British Academy
Raising household saving, February 2012, (with Carl Emmerson , Andrew Leicester), Presentation
Young cut back their spending most in recent recession, October 2011, (with Hamish Low , Cormac O'Dea), Press release
Household consumption through recent recessions, October 2011, (with Hamish Low , Cormac O'Dea), Working Paper, W11/18
Press release:
Thomas Crossley, Hamish Low and Cormac O'Dea, 19 October 2011, Young cut back their spending most in recent recession, Press release
Now published:
Thomas Crossley, Hamish Low and Cormac O'Dea June 2013, Household Consumption through Recent Recessions, Journal article Fiscal Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2013
Cash by any other name? evidence on labelling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment, July 2011, (with Tim Beatty Laura Blow , Cormac O'Dea), Presentation
The effect of the financial crisis on older households in England, July 2011, (with James Banks Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson), Presentation
Cash by any other name? Evidence on labelling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment, June 2011, (with Tim Beatty Laura Blow , Cormac O'Dea), Working Paper, W11/10, IFS
Press release:
Now published:
Tim Beatty, Laura Blow, Thomas Crossley and Cormac O'Dea August 2014, Cash by any other name? Evidence on labeling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment, Journal article Journal of Public Economics
Is there a "heat or eat" trade-off in the UK?, June 2011, (with Tim Beatty Laura Blow ), Working Paper, W11/09, IFS
Press release:
Now published:
Tim Beatty, Laura Blow and Thomas Crossley January 2014, Is there a ‘heat-or-eat’ trade-off in the UK?, Journal article Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A
Borrowing constraints, the cost of precautionary saving and unemployment insurance, May 2011, (with Hamish Low), International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 658-687, Springer Verlag, Journal article
Previous version:
Thomas Crossley and Hamish Low January 2005, Borrowing constraints, the cost of precautionary saving and unemployment insurance, cemmap Working Paper , W05/02
Do consumers gamble to convexify?, May 2011, (with Hamish Low , Sarah Smith), Working Paper, W11/07
Is the elasticity of intertemporal substitution constant?, February 2011, (with Hamish Low), Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp 87-105, Journal article
Previous version:
Thomas Crossley and Hamish Low November 2005, Is the elasticity of intertemporal substitution constant?, cemmap Working Paper , W05/25
Viewpoint: Measuring the well-being of the poor with income or consumption: a Canadian perspective, February 2011, (with Matthew Brzozowski), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp 88-106, Journal article
New evidence on taxes and portfolio choice, December 2010, (with Sule Alan Kadir Atalay , Sung-Hee Jeon), Journal of Public Economics, 94:813-823. (December, 2010), Elsevier, Journal article
Lone Parent Obligations and New Services for Lone Parents: a feasibility study of an impact assessment, November 2010, (with Mike Brewer James Browne ), External publication, DWP Working Paper No.92
A tale of 3 indices: further thoughts on benefit indexation, October 2010, (with Andrew Leicester , Peter Levell), Observation
The wealth and saving of UK families on the eve of the crisis, October 2010, (with Cormac O'Dea), Presentation
The common-scaling social cost-of-living index, October 2010, (with Krishna Pendakur), Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 28(4): 523-538. (October, 2010)., American Statistical Association, Journal article
Do consumers gamble to convexify?, September 2010, (with Hamish Low , Sarah Smith), Presentation
An international comparison of savings rates from microdata and national accounts, July 2010, (with Garry Barrett , Kevin Milligan), Presentation
Little saving done by families in the run up to the financial crisis , July 2010, (with Cormac O'Dea), Press release
The wealth and saving of UK families on the eve of the crisis, July 2010, (with Cormac O'Dea), Report, R71
Press release:
Thomas Crossley and Cormac O'Dea, 15 July 2010, Little saving done by families in the run up to the financial crisis , Press release
Do consumers gamble to convexify?, July 2010, (with Hamish Low , Sarah Smith), Presentation
Euler equation estimation on micro data, June 2010, Presentation
New Evidence on Taxes and Portfolio Choice, February 2010, Presentation
Fiscal stimulus and the consumer, February 2010, (with Andrew Leicester , Peter Levell), Journal article
Fiscal Stimulus and the Consumer, February 2010, (with David Phillips , Peter Levell), Book chapter
Measuring Consumption and Saving: Introduction, December 2009, Fiscal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 3-4, December 2009, Vol. 30, No. 3-4, pp.303-307, Blackwell Publishing, Journal article
Shocks, stocks and socks: smoothing consumption over a temporary income loss, December 2009, (with Martin Browning ), Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 1169-1192, MIT Press, Journal article
The stimulus effect of the 2008 UK temporary VAT cut (a preliminary assessment), November 2009, (with Janjala Chirakijja , Melanie Lührmann , Cormac O'Dea), Presentation
The stimulus effect of the 2008 UK temporary VAT cut, November 2009, (with Janjala Chirakijja , Melanie Lührmann , Cormac O'Dea), Presentation
The stimulus effect of the 2008 UK temporary VAT cut, October 2009, (with Janjala Chirakijja , Melanie Lührmann , Cormac O'Dea), Presentation
Some initial reactions to Budget 2009, April 2009, (with James Browne Rowena Crawford , Carl Emmerson , Gemma Tetlow , Matthew Wakefield), Press release
New evidence on taxes and portfolio choice, April 2009, (with Sule Alan Kadir Atalay , Sung-Hee Jeon), Working Paper, W09/11
The economics of a temporary VAT cut, April 2009, (with Hamish Low , Matthew Wakefield), Fiscal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1, March 2009, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 3-16, Wiley Blackwell, Journal article
Press release:
Matthew Wakefield, 17 April 2009, Fiscal Studies symposium on the economics of VAT cuts, Press release
Previous version:
Thomas Crossley, Hamish Low and Matthew Wakefield January 2009, The economics of a temporary VAT cut, cemmap Working Paper , W09/02
Physician labour supply in Canada: a cohort analysis, April 2009, (with Jeremiah Hurley , Sung-Hee Jeon), Health Economics, 18:437-456, (April, 2009)., Wiley, Journal article
The economics of a temporary VAT cut, January 2009, (with Hamish Low , Matthew Wakefield), Working Paper, W09/02
Now published:
Thomas Crossley, Hamish Low and Matthew Wakefield April 2009, The economics of a temporary VAT cut, Journal article Fiscal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1, March 2009
Are two cheap, noisy measures better than one expensive, accurate one?, January 2009, (with Martin Browning ), Working Paper, W09/01
Value Added Tax, January 2009, (with David Phillips , Matthew Wakefield), Book chapter
The Adequacy of Retirement Savings: Subjective Survey Reports by Retired Canadians, November 2008, (with Sule Alan Kay Atalay ), Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 34, pp. 95-118, Journal article
The long run costs of job loss as measured by consumption changes, July 2008, (with Martin Browning ), Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 145, No. 1-2, pp. 109-120, Journal article
Joint taxation and the labour supply of married women: evidence from the Canadian tax reform of 1988, September 2007, (with Sung-Hee Jeon), Fiscal Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, September 2007, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 343-365, Blackwell Publishing, Journal article
Asset accumulation and short term employment, July 2007, (with Martin Browning , Eric Smith), Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 400-423, Elsevier, Journal article
Measurement errors in recall food consumption data, October 2006, (with Naeem Ahmed Matthew Brzozowski ), Working Paper, W06/21
Estimating a collective household model with survey data on financial satisfaction, September 2006, (with Rob Alessie , Vincent Hildebrand), Working Paper, W06/19
The social cost-of-living: welfare foundations and estimation, June 2006, (with Krishna Pendakur), Working Paper, W06/10
Is the elasticity of intertemporal substitution constant?, November 2005, (with Hamish Low), Working Paper, W05/25
Now published:
Thomas Crossley and Hamish Low February 2011, Is the elasticity of intertemporal substitution constant?, Journal article Journal of the European Economic Association , 24 pp.
Borrowing constraints, the cost of precautionary saving and unemployment insurance, January 2005, (with Hamish Low), Working Paper, W05/02
Now published:
Exploring the returns to scale in food preparation (baking penny buns at home), January 2005, (with Yuqian Lu), Working Paper, W05/03
Revisiting the family investment hypothesis, June 2004, (with Deborah Ann Cobb-Clark ), Labour Economics, Elsevier, Journal article
Asking consumption questions in general purpose surveys, November 2003, (with Martin Browning , Guglielmo Weber), The Economic Journal, Vol. 113, Wiley, Journal article
The effects of drug subsidies on out-of-pocket prescription drug expenditures by seniors: regional evidence from Canada, September 2002, (with Sule Alan , Paul Grootendorst , Michael R Veall), Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 21, No. 5, Elsevier, Journal article
The Reliability of Self Assessed Health Status, July 2002, (with Steven Kennedy), Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 21, Elsevier, Journal article
The Life-Cycle Model of Consumption and Savings, June 2001, (with Martin Browning ), Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, Journal article
The life-cycle model of consumption and saving, May 2001, (with Martin Browning ), Working Paper, W01/15, Institute for Fiscal Studies
The life-cycle model of consumption and saving, January 2001, (with Martin Browning ), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 15, No. 3, p.3-22, Journal article
Unemployment insurance levels and consumption changes, January 2001, (with Martin Browning ), Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 80, p.1-23, Journal article
Luxuries are easier to postpone: a proof, January 2000, (with Martin Browning ), Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 5, No. 108, p.1022-1026, Journal article

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