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Tom Bauler

Tom Bauler

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Tom Bauler is a Spring 2013 Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and Assistant Professor and Chair of Environment and Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he teaches ecological economics. His research focuses on the governance of alternative indicators for well-being, particularly on the dynamics of “beyond-GDP” indicators and the institutionalization of the policy agenda. Tom also conducts a series of research efforts on “governance of transitions” from the perspective of grassroots innovations. While at the STS Program, he will investigate the dynamics of current American actors in this domain with the objective to elaborate on a comparative analysis of the respective US and European policy agendas.

Tom received his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2007. In his dissertation, he studied the usability of environmental indicators for policy making. He has continued to explore the domain via two consecutive European-FP7 projects (BRAINPOOL and POINT). Tom also received an MA in Economics from the Université Louis Pasteur and completed a post-graduate degree in STS from Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.


Bauler T. (2012), An analytical framework to discuss the usability of (environmental) indicators. Ecological Indicators 17 : 38-45.
Crivits M., Paredis E., Boulanger P-M, Mutombo E.J., Bauler T., Lefin A-L (2010), Scenarios based on sustainability discourses: Constructing alternative consumption and consumer perspectives. Futures, 42(2010)1187–1199.

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