We are delighted to welcome a new Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy who has joined us this month, Dr Tim Vlandas. His research explores the political and economic determinants and consequences of social and economic policies in Europe. He is also a fellow of St Anthony's College, and a visiting fellow in the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE).
After an initial training in Economics and Development Economics, Tim specialised in the Political Economy of welfare state policies in Europe during his PhD at the LSE. Before coming to DSPI, Tim was an Associate Professor in Comparative Political Economy at the University of Reading and a Research Officer at the LSE. He has won both teaching and research prizes, including a class teaching prize at the LSE, a doctoral researcher prize awarded by the European Network for Social Policy Analysis and an award for the best paper on European Politics and Society by the American Political Science Association.
He has spent a busy summer giving papers at a number of conferences around the world which give a good flavour of the nature of his research:
- "Group-Specific Responses to Economic Fluctations", Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Kyoto, 23-25 June 2018
- "The Politics of Disinflation", Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Kyoto, 23-25 June 2018
- "Political economy of individual support for Basic Income", Basic Income Earth Network Conference, Tampere, 24 August 2018
- "Far right parties and welfare state policies and The electoral politics of a Basic Income", Conference of the European Social Policy Network Association, Vilnius, 30 August 2018
- "Explaining the rise of far right parties in Europe", Summer school of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sarajevo 12 September 2018
We look forward to finding out more about Tim's work over the coming months, and wish him a very warm welcome to Oxford.