Erwin Bulte

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials E.H.
Main position Hoogleraar WUR
Disciplines Personnel administration and management
  Development studies
Chair Ontwikkelingseconomie
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2017
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Member of Heineken Young Scientists Awards Jury
Member of Social Sciences Council
Employed by Wageningen University & Research
tel.  0317 485 286
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Erwin Bulte is a development economist who studies the relationship between institutions and economic growth based on large-scale experiments in Africa and Asia. He and his research team investigated the relationship between violence, altruism and economic growth in Burundi, which has been torn apart by civil war. In rural Sierra Leone and Liberia, he studied the influence of local government and corruption on the effectiveness of development aid and the investment decisions of villagers.