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Tine De Moor


Tine De Moor, Professor of Social Enterprise and Institutions for Collective Action, Rotterdam School of Management


Position in relation to project

Principal Investigator


Short biography  

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).



CV and publications

Full CV and profile on institutional webpage: https://www.rsm.nl/people/tine-de-moor/

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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

> Building a UNified theory for the development and resilience of Institutions for Collective Action for Europe in the past millennium (UNICA)

> Knowledge Platform CollectieveKracht

> Nature or nurture? A search for the institutional and biological determinants of life expectancy in Europe during the early modern period

> Project 'Modelling institutional dynamics in historical commons (MIDI)' (more info and link will follow)

> United We Stand. The Dynamics and Consequences of Institutions for Collective Action in Pre-Industrial Europe (ERC)  (completed)

> Common Rules (completed)

Involved in debates  

> On institutions for collective action in general

> On commons as institutions for collective action

> On marriage patterns and institutions for collective action



Other items

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Personal webpage (including CV and full list of publications)

> CV

> Personal webpage