Tine De Moor

Tine De Moor – Principal investigator


Tine De Moor (PhD; Ghent, Antwerp, and London) is professor “Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action” at the department of Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam. At her previous position as professor of Institutions for Collective Action in historical perspective at the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, she started using an interdisciplinary approach for the study of the long-term evolution of rural commons. De Moor has been able to revise the historical basis of the widely debated metaphor of the Tragedy of the Commons, as launched in 1968 by G. Hardin. Whereas from a modern-day perspective the flaws in Hardin’s theory have been well-documented, the historical deficiencies in his theory were hardly ever studied. De Moor’s research, combined with extensive empirical research and analysis with explicit modelling and a strongly developed theoretical framework, has been published in several books and journals. She has been actively involved in developing innovative research methods. Besides, she is the co-founder of the peer-reviewed journal the International Journal of the Commons, and she has been member of the Executive council of the International Association for the Study of the Commons since 2008; in 2014, she was elected as President-Elect of the IASC, taking office as President on January 15, 2015. De Moor is currently in charge of or involved in several projects on institutions for collective action, of which several were awarded by an ERC Starting Grant and both VIDI and VICI Grants by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In 2023, De Moor and her team won the Open and Responsible Science Award, category societal engagement, of Erasmus University.

Involved in research themes

  • Formation of institutions for collective action
  • Regulations of institutions for collective action
  • Conflicts between institutions for collective action
  • Relation between Household Economies and institutions for collective action
  • Relation between Marriage Patterns and the emergence of institutions for collective action

Involved in projects

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