Dr Tim Vlandas

Dr Tim Vlandas is Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, a Fellow of St Antony’s College and an associate member of Nuffield College. He has held visiting positions at the LSE, Sciences Po Paris, and the ETUI.

Tim has been awarded prizes by the American Political Science Association, the European Network for Social Policy Analysis and the London School of Economics, while he has been nominated for the SAGE prize for Innovation and Excellence. His research has appeared in nearly 50 publications in leading international academic journals in Political Sciences, Social Policy, and Political Economy. It has been cited by prominent national and international organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Labour Organisation, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Commission, the European Paliament, the European Central Bank, the Royal Society of Arts, and the UK House of Commons, as well as media outlets such as the Guardian, Financial Times, El Pais, Die Zeit, CNN, and the Telegraph.


Using a comparative political economy approach, Tim's research explores the political and economic determinants and consequences of social and economic policies in Europe.

His research has appeared in nearly 50 publications in leading international academic journals, including Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, Political Science Research and Methods, Politics&Society, Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio), Social Policy and Administration, Socio-Economic Review, West European Politics, and Work, Employment and Society.

He has recently published a book with Oxford University Press, entitled Foreign States in Domestic Markets, and is currently working on his next monograph on ageing and the economy, also under contract with Oxford University Press.

Current projects

Tim Vlandas is interested in supervising DPhil students who intend to work on any of the following broad themes in comparative political economy and social policy:

  • The politics of macroeconomic policy, in particular the relationship between social policies, economic voting and changes in economic policies over time;
  • The political determinants and consequences of different labour market policies such as minimum wage regulations, unemployment benefits, employment protection legislation, and active labour market policies;
  • The changing politics of austerity and welfare state reforms during economic and political crises;
  • The political economy of the Universal Basic Income
Current students
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For more information about Tim’s background and research, please visit his website, his research gate page and his google citations page.