Staff Profile:Dr Tim Vlandas

Dr Tim Vlandas
Job Title:
Associate Professor in Political Economy
  • Convenor for Part 1 module 'Inequality' (PO1INE)
  • Convenor for Part 2 module 'Politics of the Welfare State' (PO2PWS)
  • Convenor for Part 3 module 'International Political Economy' (PO3IPE)
  • Co-convenor for graduate module 'Quantitative Methods' (PIM86)


Dr Tim Vlandas is Associate Professor in Political Economy. He joined the department in September 2013 after working as a research officer in the government department at the London School of Economics.

His research has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Journal of European Social Policy, Politics & Society, Journal of Common Market Studies, Comparative European Politics, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Political Quarterly, Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, Review of European Economic Policy, French Politics, the Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism and LSE Europe in Question. Tim is currently finishing a book (joint with Mark Thatcher) on Western policies towards Sovereign Wealth Funds' investments (under contract with Oxford University Press).

After an initial training in Economics (BSc, Southampton) and Development Economics (MSc with Distinction, SOAS), Tim specialised in European Political Economy (MSc with Distinction, LSE). His PhD, which was fully funded by the LSE in recognition for academic merit and research potential, analysed the political economy determinants of labour market policies in Western Europe.

Awards and Prizes:

  • 2017: Building Outstanding Impact Support Programme (BOISP) award
  • 2016: 2020 Research Fellowship (University of Reading)
  • 2016: Award for best paper on European Politics&Society (American Political Science Association)
  • 2015: Runner up prize in Best Research Output Competition (University of Reading)
  • 2014: Celebrating Success Award (University of Reading)
  • 2013: Doctoral researcher prize (European Network for Social Policy Analysis)
  • 2012: Class Teaching Prize (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • 2009: PhD Scholarship (London School of Economics and Political Science) 
Areas of Interest:
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Politics of macroeconomic policy
  • Labour markets
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Welfare state policies
  • Inequality
Research groups / Centres:
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Selected Publications not cited on Centaur

Halikiopoulou, Daphne and Vlandas, Tim (2015) Austerity brings extremism: why the welfare state is the key to understanding the rise of Europe's far right. Huffington post. September 2015.

Vlandas, Tim (2014) Why Cameron is wrong on the 'cost' of migrants . New European Trade Unions Forum at LSE (17th December 2014) Blog Entry.

Vlandas, Tim (2013) Debunking the myth that keeps coming back: Excessive spending on labour market policies and benefit fraud in the UK New European Trade Unions Forum at LSE (1st May 2013) Blog Entry.

Vlandas, Tim (2013) Book Review: "The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation " edited by Marius R. Busemeyer and Christine Trampusch. Oxford University Press, 2011. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 210-212.

Vlandas, Tim (2011) Dissecting the unions: the differences between unions and Labour's 'third way' agenda are not as great as they might seem . British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Sep 2011) Blog Entry. 

For more on Tim's background and current research, you can visit his personal website and his LinkedIn Profile. You can access Tim's publications on Research Gate and citations in Google Scholar Citations.


PhD. European Political Economy (LSE)

MSc. European Political Economy (LSE)

MSc. Development Economics (SOAS)

BSc. Economics (University of Southampton)


Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 6457

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