Dr L.A.C.M. van Kempen (Luuk)

Assistant professor - Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies
Assistant professor - Radboud Social Cultural Research

Dr L.A.C.M. van Kempen (Luuk)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9104
6500 HE NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



Dr. Luuk van Kempen is a development economist specialized in behavioral aspects of poverty.

> Particular interest in inter-generational transmission of poverty and potential interventions to break this cycle (e.g. cash transfer programmes and basic income proposals).

> Research situated at crossroads of SDG1 (‘poverty’), SDG3 (‘wellbeing’) and SDG10 (‘inequality’).

> Expertise on economic behaviour (consumption, savings, credit, insurance) of vulnerable sections of the population (e.g. informal sector, sex workers).

> Part of multidisciplinary research teams studying: civil society advocacy against large-scale land investments (Kenya); health financing (malaria elimination in Rwanda); conflict transformation (Yemen), financed by NWO/WOTRO grants.

> Conducts impact studies on anti-poverty and empowerment interventions commissioned by civil society organisations and government agencies.

> Training of ‘young professionals’ in AMID programme (Radboud Centrum Sociale Wetenschappen, RCSW).

> Country expertise: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Peru, Rwanda, Yemen.

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