This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320294


Coordinator WP: 02
WP: 02, 04, 08
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Frans van WAARDEN, Prof. Dr.

Frans van Waarden was born in Amsterdam (1950). Successively, he was educated in Groningen, Paramaribo (Surinam), Haarlem, Toronto (Canada), and Leyden. In the last two cities he studied sociology, history and political science at the universities bearing their names. Thereafter he taught at the Universities of Leyden, Konstanz (Germany), and now Utrecht. In between he has taught or was visiting fellow at the Center for European Studies of Stanford University, the Universities of Leipzig and of Vienna, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies NIAS (1998-99), and the European University Institute in Florence (2001, 2003), where he held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schumann Center for Advanced Studies. His interests are in phenomena at the boundaries of politics, economics, law and history (in particular economic and business history), seen through the eyes of a sociologist. Currently the main focus is on the governance of markets, regulation and political institutions.