Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity


  • Martin de Jong – Scientific director and Professor Erasmus School of Law & Rotterdam School of Management

    Martin de Jong is responsible for the academic direction and long term continuity of the initiative. His academic areas of interest are sustainable urban development, urban planning & governance, corporate social responsibility and legal/institutional transplantation & policy transfer/mobility. He has a strong track record in the governance of eco and low carbon cities and transport infrastructure projects, especially in China.

  • Alessandra Arcuri - Associate Professor Erasmus School of Law

    Alessandra Arcuri – Professor Erasmus School of Law  

    Research focuses on international economic law, global governance of risks and the emergence of global technocracy.

  • Marta Szymanowska – Associate Professor Rotterdam School of Management

    Marta Szymanowska – Associate Professor Rotterdam School of Management

    Research interests are in the area of financial markets, studying and understanding the relation between financial markets and the real economy with particular focus on global commodity markets.

  • Conrad Heilmann – Associate Professor Faculty of Philosophy


    Conrad Heilmann – Associate Professor Erasmus School of Philosophy

    Research covers a wide array of topics in the ethics and methodology of the social sciences, including time discounting, measurement, and fairness.

  • Lieselot Bisschop – Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Law

    Lieselot Bisschop – Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Law

    Areas of interest and expertise are environmental harm, corporate crime and environmental governance. Past and ongoing studies have focused on e-waste, timber trafficking, shipbreaking and coastal land loss.

  • Emilio Marti – Assistant Professor Rotterdam School of Management

    Emilio Marti – assistant professor Rotterdam School of Management

    Studies questions of corporate social responsibility in the context of financial markets. As part of the Initiative and in cooperation with researchers from Zurich and Oxford, Marti will do research on shareholder engagement as a driver of sustainability.

  • Prof. dr. Joep Cornelissen - Rotterdam School of Management

    Joep Cornelissen - professor Rotterdam School of Management

    The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change, and of social evaluations of the legitimacy and reputation of start-up and established firms.

  • Prof. dr. Evert Stamhuis - Erasmus School of Law

    Evert Stamhuis - professor Erasmus School of Law

    Evert F. Stamhuis joined Erasmus School of Law in 2017 on a chair for Law & Innovation. Before that he had an academic career in criminal law and procedure which, led to a chair in that field at the Open University of the Netherlands (OUN). He also acted as the Dean for Humanities and Law at OUN before coming to Rotterdam. He assisted the DoIP Initiative as leader of the preparatory team and is now a member of the Academic Advisory Council. His research focuses on disruptive innovations in regulation, supervision and justice administration. Other affiliations are the University of Aruba (chair criminal law/procedure) and the Court of Appeal in ‘s Hertogenbosch (criminal section).

  • Prof. dr. Jack Vromen - Faculty of Philosophy

    Jack Vromen - professor Erasmus School of Philosophy

    The main research area of Jack Vromen is the Philosophy of Economics, with an emphasis on conceptual and meta-theoretical aspects of the relation between evolutionary and economic theorizing.

  • Yogi Hale Handlin

    Yogi Hale Hendlin - Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Philosophy

    Specialization in environmental philosophy at the intersection of public health policy. Current research includes the social determinants of health, environmental justice and decolonization movements, equitable and effective carbon taxes, e-waste, and the biosemiotics of interspecies communication.

PhD Candidates

  • Roy Heesakkers

    Roy Heesakkers

    Roy Heesakkers studies the inclusion of public interests in corporate governance, from a corporate law perspective. His approach combines insights from systems thinking, regenerative economics and pluralistic notions of social justice.

  • Lydia Baan Hofman

    Lydia Baan Hofman

    Baan Hofman's research interests lie in (intersections between) ecophilosophy, (feminist) science and technology studies and aesthetics. In her PhD project, she elaborates Donna Haraway’s notion of response-ability towards the urgencies of climate change.

  • Heleen Tiemersma

    Heleen Tiemersma

    Heleen Tiemersma studies the potential of financial institutions to exercise their leverage on corporate clients and business partners to contribute to the realisation of human rights. The research will take a multidisciplinary approach (legal and managerial), focussing on the combination of innovative management stances and innovative legal arrangements for responsible and pro-active business conduct beyond compliance.