TOM BAULER (Prof.) (IGEAT-ULB) is an ecological economist leaning towards Science, Technology & Society – studies (STS). Tom is exploring the role of policy instruments and tools in the environmental policy domain. Emphasis is given to questions relating to the place, insertion, use and impact of policy dynamics, discourses, instruments and tools (e.g. indicators, scenario exercises, policy concepts). He is loosely attached to Transitions’ approaches in the context of the governance of Low-carbon and Low-impact societies through a number of research projects; most recently via the EU-DG RTD project TRANSIT (Towards a transformative Social Innovation Theory). Via his considerable inter/transdisciplinary project experience, Tom has gained hands-on expertise in organising and sustaining intra-project dynamics as well as more widely stakeholder enthusiasm and engagement.
AURORE FRANSOLET joined the SUSPENS team in July 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Studies on Sustainable Development (IGEAT) of the Université libre de Bruxelles. She holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in environmental management. Her main research interests lie in the interactions between science and policy in the field of the environment. She has carried out several interdisciplinary research on low-carbon scenarios. Her research has focused, on the one hand, on the making of knowledge about social issues in low-carbon scenario analyses and, on the other hand, on the role of prospective exercises in climate mitigation policy-making.
JEAN-MAURICE FRÈRE (FPB) is an analyst on cross-disciplinary policy issues and methodology issues related to poverty and social inequality. Within the Federal Planning Bureau, he coordinates a project deepening capacity building concerning data, indicators, methods and statistical models – prospective or not. His main research activities are related to the development of a prospective model for the Europe 2020 poverty target group in Belgium and of income-differentiated calculation methods for consumer price inflation on the one hand and the environmental pressure of household consumption on the other hand. In Belgium, he has contributed to various policy reports in the framework of, notably, the federal strategy on sustainable development and the Europe 2020 strategy. He is also co-promotor of the SUSPENS project, aiming at developing a microsimulation model for integrated assessment of the ecological and social effects of the transition to a low-carbon society in Belgium.
TIM GOEDEMÉ is Senior Researcher at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB). He holds a doctorate in social sciences (Sociology). At the CSB he directs projects on poverty and social policy. He has a particular focus on comparative research and an interest in methodological questions. He is expert member of Net-SILC 3, the Network for the Analysis of EU-SILC, and project leader of the EU Reference Budgets Network.
GERTJAN COOREMAN joined the SUSPENS team from December 2018 until december 2019 as an analyst in the Taskforce on Sustainable Development of the Federal Planning Bureau. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Ghent University. Previously, he has been a policy advisor at the department of Finance and Budget of the Government of Flanders where he contributed to the development of fiscal microsimulation models. He is currently the project leader of the Budget and Consolidation Tool at the department of Finance and Budget.
PETRA ZSUZSA LÉVAY started her PhD at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) in October 2016. She holds a master’s degree in Economics from VU University Amsterdam where she focused on environmental economics and economics of climate change. Before joining the SUSPENS team, she worked on active labour market policy evaluations at a Hungarian think-thank, and analysed European electric vehicle policies at an Italian research centre.
JOSEFINE VANHILLE (CSB) studied economics at Ghent University and Sustainable Cities & Planning at Aalborg University Copenhagen. She joined the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy in 2008, specializing in tax-benefit microsimulation. In the past, she worked on the ex-ante evaluation of policy measures in domains such as in-work poverty, housing, child care and water pricing. Her PhD project frames within the SUSPENS project, focusing on the distributional effects of climate policy strategies, through a joint assessment of income and consumption-pollution effects at the household level.
GERLINDE VERBIST is Senior Researcher at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB). She holds a doctorate in applied economics and degrees in philosophy and political and social sciences. At the CSB she directs projects on income inequality, micro-simulation and migration. She contributed to the OECD studies ‘Growing Unequal?’ and ‘Divided we Stand’. She is a member of the EUROMOD research community and of the EQUALSOC network of excellence.
GRÉGOIRE WALLENBORN is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Studies on Sustainable Development (IGEAT: Institute for Environment Management and Land Planning, ULB). He holds a doctorate in environmental sciences and degrees in physics and philosophy. He has coordinated various studies about the perception of sustainable development by the societal actors, scenario building methodologies, sustainable consumption patterns, domestic energy consumption, including aspects of social inequalities and rebound effects, ecodesign and user-centred design. He is currently working on the place of users in the development of smart grids.
SÉBASTIEN WOLFF is an analyst in the Taskforce on Sustainable Development (FPB). Between January and December 2017, he worked on the SUSPENS project. He holds a Master’s degree in Law (University of Louvain, University of Birmingham), a Master’s degree in Economics (University of Louvain), a complementary degree in Tax Law and a complementary degree in European taxation (ICHEC Brussels Management School). Previously, he has been a teaching assistant and PhD researcher at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and at the Lunds Universitet (Sweden) in the field of Company and Tax Law and Public Policy. The topic of his PhD thesis relates to the implication of tax incentives in the achievement of the European energy transition and innovation objectives.