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Thomas Bauwens

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  • PhD candidate
  • University of Liege
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Research interests

Renewable energyCommunity governanceCollective actionBehavioral economicsInstitutional economics


Thomas Bauwens holds a MSc in economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is 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 rationale and finalities of popular economy organisations and informal micro-enterprises in Santiago de Chile.

Co-authors (5)

  • Kiran Raj Bukkarapu
  • Lars Holstenkamp
  • Jens Rommel
  • Aijun Li
  • Özgür Yildiz

Publications (4)

  • Explaining the Diversity of Motivations Behind Community Renewable Energy

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  • What drives the development of community energy in Europe? the case of wind power cooperatives

    • Bauwens T
    • Gotchev B
    • Holstenkamp L
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  • Cooperative ownership and social acceptability of onshore wind power | Propriété coopérative et acceptabilité sociale de l'éolien terrestre

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  • Popular economy in Santiago de chile: State of affairs and challenges

    • Bauwens T
    • Lemaître A
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Professional experience

PhD candidate

Universite de Liege

October 2012 - Present