Dr. Jean-Philippe Platteau
Dr. Jean-Philippe Platteau is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (FUNDP Namur, Belgium), in the department of economics. Since its creation in 1994, Jean-Philippe Plateau has been the director of the Centre for Research in the Economics of Development (CRED) at the University of Namur.
Jean-Philippe Platteau is Chairman of the European Development Network (EUDN). He is also a member of the Scientific Commission for Economics and Management, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), Chairman of the scientific council for PhD schools in economics and management, Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), a member of the network ThReD (Theoretical Research in Economic Development) and a member of the Board of Global Development Network (GDN).
His research has been concerned with the understanding of the role of institutions in economic development, and the processes of institutional change, especially under the joint impact of population growth and market penetration. The influence of non economic factors and various frontier issues at the interface between economics and sociology, are a central focus of his research projects. He holds a Ph.D. in economics, a Master in Economics and a BA. in Economics from University of Namur.