Will Bartlett is Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSEE Research Unit on South East Europe at LSE’s European Institute. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Development Economics from the School for Oriental and African Studies, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool on economic development in former Yugoslavia (1979).
Will has been Lecturer in Development Economics and Comparative Economic Systems at the Universities of Southampton, Bath, and Bristol, Research Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and Professor of Social Economics at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.
From 2009 to 2015 he was Senior Research Fellow in the Political Economy of South East Europe at LSEE. He established the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in South East Europe continues to be the coordinator of the research network. From September 2017 he will also be a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute of the LSE, where he will pursue research on inequality and social welfare in the successor states of former Yugoslavia.
He has been Team Leader on several large scale research projects for the European Commission in the Western Balkans and in 2009 he was Senior Economic Advisor to the European Commission in Kosovo. He has also worked as a consultant to the European Parliament, the European Training Foundation, UNDP, and the World Bank and other international organisations on various assignments in South East Europe.
Expertise: economic development of the Western Balkans; labour market reforms; education system reforms; health system reforms; social inclusion
LSE Consulting projects:
LSEE-CEFTA Research Papers on International Trade
November - December 2019
Client: CEFTA Secretariat
Multiple project outputs
Youth entrepreneurship in Mediterranean partner countries
Client: European Committee of the Regions
Author: Will Bartlett
From University to Employment: Higher Education Provision and Labour Market Needs In the Western Balkans
Client: European Commision – DG for Education and Culture
Authors: Will Bartlett, Milica Uvalić, Niccolo Durazzi, Vassilis Monastiriotis & Tanguy Sene
Evaluation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
Client: European Parliament
Authors: Will Bartlett, Claire Gordon & Bregtje Kamphuis
Cross-Beneficiary Report for ‘Regional Support for Inclusive Education’
Client: European Union & Council of Europe
Authors: Will Bartlett, Bregtje Kamphuis & Niccolo Durazzi
Social Policy Reforms in the EU: A Cross-national Comparison
Authors: Jan Arpe, Simona Milio & Andrej Stuchlik (with contributions from: Will Bartlett, Anne Marie Brady, Anne Corbett, Joan Costa-Font, Bob Hancké, Lamia Irfan, Bregtje Kamphuis, Lisa McKenzie, Tanguy Séné & Pieter Tuytens)
The Wider Benefits of Investment in Cultural Heritage: Case studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia
Client: Council of Europe
Authors: Will Bartlett, Kathleen Scanlon, Christine Whitehead, Nina Branković, Hristina Mikić, Nermin Oruć & Bojan Zečević
South Eastern Europe, Israel and Turkey: Trends, Perspectives and Challenges in Strengthening Vocational Education for Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion
Client: European Training Foundation (ETF)
Authors: Will Bartlett, Marina Cino Pagliarello, Claire Gordon and Simona Milio
Measures to Promote the Situation of Roma EU Citizens in the European Union
Client: European Parliament - DG for Internal Policies
Authors: Will Bartlett, Roberta Benini & Claire Gordon (with assistance of: Laura Cashman, Sarah Cemlyn, Joan Costa-Font, Florin Moisa, Johan Gabrielsson, Gregor Grienig, Argyris Mamarelis, Georgios Niarchos, Ovidiu Voicu, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Christophe Robert, Andrew Ryder, Sorin Cace, Daniela Tarnovschi, Todor Todorov, Kyriaki Topidi, Peter Vermeersch, Erzsebet Vajodovich-Visy)