Centre for Social Economy, HEC-ULg Bd du Rectorat
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PhD candidate in economics at the Centre for Social Economy (HEC Management School, University of Liege)
Thomas Bauwens' main research interest lies in the theory of collective action. He seeks to understand the conditions conducive to the creation of local self-organized solutions to social, economic or environmental challenges.
Thomas Bauwens holds a MSc in economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is a PhD candidate in economics at the Centre for Social Economy (HEC Management School of the University of Liege), under Prof. Jacques Defourny’s supervision.
His current research project is devoted to the economics of collective action, applied to the diffusion of distributed energy generation technologies. He puts a particular focus on the empirical case of renewable energy cooperatives. He has been involved as a researcher in the RESCOOP 20-20-20 project, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Program (European Commission). He is currently a visiting researcher at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Previously, he carried out a field research about the socio-economic practices of popular economy organisations and informal micro-enterprises in Santiago de Chile.