Professor Vivien Schmidt
Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, and Founding Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe. Her research focuses on European political economy, institutions, democracy, and political theory. Recent books include Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (co-edited, 2013), Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union (co-edited, 2011), Democracy in Europe (2006)—named in 2015 by the European Parliament as one of the ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember’—and The Futures of European Capitalism (2002). Recent honors, awards, fellowships, and grants include an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), the Belgian Franqui Interuniversity Chair for foreign scholars, a research fellowship from the European Commission (DG ECFIN), and a EU Commission HORIZON 2020 Grant: (ENLIGHTEN: ‘European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: The Role of European Networks¹–as a key researcher attached to the Free University of Brussels).
Time period: 16th of April till the 20th of April
Professor Jennifer Schwartz
Jennifer Schwartz is professor at the Department of Sociology, Washington State University. Schwartz's research areas are within criminology, stratification and communities/Urban Sociology. The unifying theme of her research is understanding how stratification and inequality impact level of crime and social control efforts. The research interests focus on identifying how position in the social structure (e.g., gender and race/ethnicity) interacts with structural features of communities (e.g., inequality, unemployment) to engender varying levels of crime and social control across place. Schwartz also has an interest in trends in crime and community sociology. Her most current work examines how cross-community differences in family structure impact female and male levels of violence and also how changes in family structure have influenced trends in female and male violence.
Time period: 5th of March through 30th of March
Visiting Fellows 2017
Prof. Roy F. Baumeister
Roy Baumeister is one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists. He has published well over 500 scientific articles and more than 30 books. In 2013, he received the highest award given by the Association for Psychological Science, the William James Fellow award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements. He is currently the Eppes Eminent Scholar and a professor of psychology at Florida State University, and he holds distinguished visiting professorships at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia and VU University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Time period: 8 to 22 May, 2017
Prof. Eckart Conze
Eckart Conze is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. For many years his research and his publications can be read as contributions towards a renewed International History, moving away from traditional diplomatic history and beyond the state and trying to integrate both domestic and international dynamics in its analytical approach. More recently, he contributed to the establishment and conceptualization of Historical Security Research (Historische Sicherheitsforschung) as a distinct field of the study of history. At Marburg University he helped to establish an interdisciplinary collaborative research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) of which he is a co-director. Always interested in questions of theory and cooperation with the social sciences, he suggested to test the analytical value of theoretical concepts like „securitization“ or „security culture“ in history. His idea of history and contemporary history in particular is based on the interest to explain constellations and problems of the present by analysing their historical development.
Time period: April 18 to June 16, 2017.
Prof. Don Tomaskovic-Devey
Don Tomaskovic-Devey studies the processes that generate workplace inequality. He has projects on the impact of financialization upon U.S. income distribution, workplace desegregation and equal opportunity, network models of labor market structure, and relational inequality as a theoretical and empirical project. His long-term agenda is to work with others to move the social science of inequality to a more fully relational and organizational stance. He is advancing this agenda through empirical studies of jobs and workplaces, as well as social relationships between jobs within workplaces and the social relationships that link organizations to each other. This agenda is supported by principled theory and methodological projects. He is best known for his contributions to Relational Inequality Theory as well as organizational sampling and measurement methods. He is a founding member of the University of Massachusetts Computational Social Science Institute. He is also a founding member of the EEODataNet, a network of researchers using data from and for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Time period: 8 to 15 April 2017.
Prof. J. Marty Anderies
Prof. Marty Anderies' research interests focus on developing an understanding of how ecological, behavioral, social and institutional factors interact to generate vulnerabilities and/or enhance resilience and robustness in social-ecological systems.His work relies on combining insights from present-day, historical, and archaeological examples of social-ecological systems with a range of analytical techniques and laboratory experiments to study how individual decision-making processes influence social and environmental outcomes. Other areas of interest include economic growth and the environment, public investment, and demographic change. Anderies is a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the School of Sustainability, as well as the Graduate Director for the School of Sustainability and the Associate Director of the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment.
Time period: February 12 to March 13, 2017.
Visting Fellows 2016
Prof. Peter John
Professor Peter John joined UCL in September 2011 as Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. He is known for his books on public policy, such as Analysing Public Policy (2nd edition 2012) and Making Policy Work (2011). His book with Keith Dowding, Exits, Voices and Social Investment: Citizens’ Reaction to Public Services was published with Cambridge University Press in 2012 and with Anthony Bertelli (NYU), Public Policy Investment by Oxford University Press in 2013), a study of how governments approach risk when selecting policies. He is currently using experiments to study civic participation in public policy, with the aim of finding out what governments and other public agencies can do to encourage citizens to carry out acts of collective benefit. This work came together in a book with Bloomsbury Academic, Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think: Using Experiments to Change Civic Behaviour which was published in 2011. He is currently working on a project that uses randomised controlled trails to test how the provision of social information can influence volunteering. Time period beginning of November
Dr Peter Lawrence
Peter Lawrence, from a diplomat background, completed his dissertation in law and published ‘Justice for Future Generations: Climate Change and International Law’ in 2014. In this book he explores the possibilities of incorporating in international law our ethical obligations to future generations. His research is on the protection of the environment and intergenerational justice in international law. Part of Peter’s research at Utrecht University will be on questions of representation of future generations in international law, litigation and in courts. He is an active member of the (mainly European) network that has been established by the ESF networking programme Rights to a Green Future. Time period: from October until December.
Prof. Eric von Hippel
Prof. Eric von Hippel is an American economist and a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, specializing in the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He is best known for his work in developing the concept of user innovation – that end-users, rather than manufacturers, are responsible for a large amount of innovation. In order to describe this phenomenon, in 1986 he introduced the term lead user. Hippel's work has applications in business strategy and free/open source software (FOSS), and he is one of the most highly cited social scientists writing on FOSS. Time period: September 22nd
Dr. Cristie Ford
Dr. Cristie Ford is Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Business Law at Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research focuses primarily on regulatory theory as it relates to international, US and Canadian financial and securities regulation. Her several publications have analysed novel remedies in securities law enforcement, principles-based approaches to securities regulation, systemic risk regulation and the regulation of financial innovation, and prospects for "responsive" financial regulation. She also co-authors the leading text, Canadian Securities Regulation (5th ed., 2014) with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and Kathleen Rockwell. Professor Ford edited the journal Regulation & Governance from 2012 through 2015 and now sits on its editorial board, the board of the Journal of International Economic Law, and the Academic Advisory Board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). She has served as a consultant on several occasions on the design of a Canadian cooperative or national securities regulatory regime. She has lectured in law schools and to academic audiences across North America and in Europe, Australia and Israel.
Dr. Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Dr. Ruth Meinzen-Dick is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Coordinator of the CGIAR Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), and past president of the International Association for the Study of the Commons. She is a development sociologist who has conducted extensive interdisciplinary research on land and water policy, local organizations, property rights, gender analysis, and the impact of agricultural research on poverty, with field work in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, and India. During her visit from June 13-July 15 she will be working on a number of studies related to the commons, including a study with Marco Janssen using experimental games to strengthen groundwater governance in India, to be presented at the 23 June symposium “Cooperation in the field”.
Prof. Tom R. Tyler
Prof. Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. He was previously a University Professor at New York University, where he taught in both the psychology department and the law school. Prior to joining NYU in 1997, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Northwestern University.
Professor Tyler’s research explores the role of justice in shaping people’s relationships with groups, organizations, communities, and societies. In particular, he examines the role of judgments about the justice or injustice of group procedures in shaping legitimacy, compliance, and cooperation. He is the author of several books, including Why People Cooperate (2011); Legitimacy and Criminal Justice (2007); Why People Obey the Law (2006); Trust in the Law (2002); and Cooperation in Groups (2000). Time period: May 12
Professor Mark Swilling
Professor Mark Swilling is Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch; Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute (www.sustainabilityinstitute.net) and Co-Director of the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (www.tsama.org.za). He co-authored with Eve Annecke Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2012) and is a member of UNEP’s International Resource acting as Coordinator of the Cities Working Group (http://www.unep.org/resourcepanel/). For more see http://markswilling.co.za/. Time period: 23th April-2 May 2016
Prof. Robert Stam
A specialist in film theory and history, Robert Stam has published widely on Brazilian cinema, multiculturalism, and literary adaptation. He has recently collaborated with Ella Shohat on a study of transnational patriotism in an international context. Stam has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, NDEA Fellowship, Rockefeller Fellowship, Fulbright Lectureship, and Guggenheim Fellowship. Time period 23rd of March
Dr. Michael Young
Dr. Michael Young is an internationally recognized expert in the field of automated text analysis, political psychology, and foreign policy analysis. He is the developer of Profiler Plus, a general purpose platform for automated text coding with a broad range of qualitative and quantitative applications, including psychological assessment, media analysis, social network analysis, and threat analysis. Dr. Young is the President of Social Science Automation, Inc. which he founded in 1997 with Professor Margaret Hermann. The company focuses on remote psychological assessment, cognitive mapping, and the application of automated text analysis to media measurement, and forensic psycholinguistics for both policy makers and academics. Since May 2013, Dr. Young is an executive at Threat Triage LLC which provides assessments of threatening communications regarding the likelihood of targeted violence. Dr. Young received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and publishes regularly in academic books and international top journals like Political Psychology, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Mershon International Studies Review. Time period: 28 February - 5 March.
Dr. Claire Economidou
Dr. Claire Economidou is Associate Professor of Economics of the University of Piraeus. The purpose of the visit is threefold. First Claire is doing interesting cutting edge research on the institutional context of knowledge diffusion and innovation. As such her research is interesting to share with those in the strategic theme and more specifically the pillar on institutions for innovation. Second, Claire is a partner in the Horizon2020 FIRES project, relating to the institutional context of knowledge generation and diffusion and the reforms required to promote a more open, entrepreneurial society. Third, as a former Assistant Professor of International Macroeconomics at U.S.E. she also has many connections and on-going projects with her former colleagues at Utrecht School of Economics. Claire will give a several seminars in the research master course Advanced Macroeconomics at Utrecht School of Economics (open to any interested PhD). Time period: 11-30 January 2016.
VISTING FELLOWS 2015
Prof. Dr. Oded Galor is Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University. Galor is the founder of Unified Growth Theory. Moreover, he has contributed to the understanding of the relationship between inequality and growth, human evolution and the process of development, demography and growth, and the role of deep-rooted factors in comparative economic development. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Growth were he has helped to shape the field over the past decades. On the eve of the journal’s 20th anniversary, December the 10th, Utrecht University would like to take the opportunity to take stock and look ahead. In the morning there will be a seminar and a round table discussion will be organized in the afternoon were Prof. Galor will discuss with a panel of Dutch growth scholars. Time period: December 10th
Prof. Johan Peder Olsen
Professor Johan Peder Olsen, a Norwegian political scientist, and Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Bergen, known for his work on new institutionalism, visited Utrecht in October as a visiting fellow. His visit was made possible thanks to Institutions for Open Societies pillar 5. During his stay, he organized a seminar the 8th of October concerning his latest study ‘Democratic accountability and the terms of political order’ for scientists and students of Utrecht University. Time period: 8th of Oktober 2015
Prof. Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics at Sheffield University. Flinders is currently working on the following issues: modes of removal of political control; governance and public policy; legislative studies with a focus on parliamentary scrutiny of the executive and the extended state; majoritarian modification and constitutional reform; territorial and functional decentralization; the politics of patronage and public appointments; and a set of broader issues that rotate around the theme of political disengagement. He visited in November 2014.
Prof. Kenneth Dyson
Prof. Kenneth Dyson is Professor of Politics at Cardiff University. Dysons main research subjects are the past, present and future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the Euro, and the link between democracy and the EMU. Professor Dyson visited Utrecht University from 16 to 21 June 2014.
Prof. Lawrence Barsalou
Prof. Lawrence Barsalou is Professor of psychology at the University of Glasgow. Barsalou’s research addresses the nature of human conceptual processing and its roles in perception, memory, language, and thought. As a visiting fellow, he works in the Institutions research theme Institutions for Cooperation, Self-regulation and Collective Action. He will be a regular visitor from September 2014 to September 2017.
Prof. Sandra Fredman
Prof. Sandra Fredman is Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA at Oxford University. Fredman will work within the research pillar “Institutions for Equality, Inclusion and Social Mobility”. Her main research focus is anti-discrimination law, human rights law and labour law.
Prof. Joshua Greene
Prof. Joshua Greene is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Greene studies moral judgment and decision-making using behavioural methods and functional neuroimaging (fMRI). Greene will work within the research pillar “Institutions for Cooperation, Self-regulation and Collective Action”. His visit is scheduled from September to December 2015.
Prof. E. Allan Lind
Prof. E. Allan Lind is Professor at the FUQUA school of Business at Duke University. Lind is an expert on the subject of experienced procedural justice and how this issue can be used to meaningfully examine the possible link between micro and macro approaches to the topic of people's trust in authorities and institutions in society. He has substantial experience with translating insights from micro-oriented research studies, such as studies from psychology and organisational behaviour, to more macro-oriented disciplines, including law, macro-economics, and governmental policy decision making (e.g., American Bar Association, Duke business school, OECD). He will visit for two weeks during the 2014-2015 academic season.
Prof. Megan Sweeney
Prof. Megan Sweeney is Professor of Sociology at UCLA. Sweeney will work within the research pillar “Institutions for Equality, Inclusion and Social Mobility”. Her research centers broadly on the nature, determinants and consequences of trends and differentials in family patterns. She is particularly interested in the economic underpinnings of family life.
Visiting fellows 2014
Prof. Colin Macleod
Prof. Colin Macleod is a political philosopher who holds appointments in the philosophy department (where he is also Head) and the law department at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has made important contributions to philosophical research on equality, dignity, theories of justice, but also to applied work such as the value of parenting and the moral and political rights of children. He will visit Utrecht on the 29 and 30 June.
Dr. Paolo Saviotti
Dr. Paolo Saviotti is the research director for UMR GAEL (Grenoble Applied Economic Laboratory). Saviotti is a evolutionary economist with an interest in the role of innovation and institutions in the economic success of companies and countries. He is mostly known for his theory and empirical research on the role of variety in economic development. He is also an expert on European and Latin American innovation policy. He will visit the Institutions programme for two weeks a year until 2017.
Dr. Deen Freelon is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at American University. His substantive area of expertise is political expression through digital media. He also has a strong interest in the use of data science and computational methods to extract, pre-process, and analyse massive amounts of online data.
Prof. Maria Stanfors is Professor of Economic History at Lund University. Stanfors’ main research focus is on the following issues: economic histories of education, female labour force participation, housework, and family formation, as well as the interrelationships between them and past and present gender differentials in the labour market (notably segregation and wages).
Andrew Van de Ven
Prof. Andrew Van de Ven is Vernon H. Heath Chair of Organizational Innovation and Change Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota. Van de Ven studies changes unfolding in health care organizations and industry.