Andrew Cartwright is a Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies specializing in rural development. He joined CEU from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2002.
He holds a PhD in law from the University of Warwick. His doctoral research was a history of land and agrarian reforms in Romania and a case study of the implementation of post-socialist restitution laws. After working for the Charity Law Unit, University of Liverpool, he continued researching rural property relations in Romania with a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany.
Since beginning at CEU, Andrew has carried out research on the rural transition in several post-socialist countries, including the development of private land ownership in Mongolia, emerging land markets in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, rural civil society in Romania, the implementation of the EU’s cohesion policy in rural Hungary and most recently, the implications of demographic changes for rural land use in central and eastern Europe.
At CPS, Andrew has been involved in promoting public policy teaching and research at CEU, mentoring on the Open Society Institute’s International Policy Fellowship programme, teaching Rural Development Policy since 2005 and mentoring MA and PhD students.
He runs the Policy Lab course which gives MA students the chance to work on policy research projects for external clients such as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity as well as several programs of the Open Science Foundation.
He is the editor of the Policy Documentation Center which is one of the largest online collections of policy papers from the former socialist countries.
He is Chair of the Board of PASOS, a network of think tanks from central and eastern Europe and central Asia.