Using a comparative political economy approach, his research explores the political and economic determinants and consequences of social and economic policies in Europe. He is currently working on four projects. First, he is interested in how changes in economic performance and welfare state institutions alter the policy preferences and voting behaviour of different parts of the electorate, and how this in turn shapes the economic policy choices of governments. Second, joint research with Daphne Halikiopoulou examines how economic insecurity and social policies shape support for far-right parties among different social groups in Europe. Third, Tim is analysing the determinants of individual support for a Universal Basic Income in different European countries. Finally, Tim has just finished a book (joint with Mark Thatcher) on Western policies towards Sovereign Wealth Funds' investments. The book will be published with Oxford University Press at the end of December 2021.
His research has been published in Basic Income Studies, Comparative European Politics, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, European Political Science, European Political Science Review, French Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, Nations&Nationalism, Oxford University Press, Political Science Research and Methods, Politics&Society, Review of European Economic Policy, Social Policy and Administration, Socio-Economic Review, Swiss Political Science Review, West European Politics, and Work, Employment and Society.