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Thomas Peeters is an associate professor at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) where he serves as the director of the Department of Applied Economics. He also coordinates the activities of the Erasmus Center for Applied Sports Economics (ECASE). Thomas is a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and a member of the Erasmus Research Institute in Management (ERIM). His teaching focuses on sports economics, firm strategy and industrial organization.

Before joining Erasmus, he obtained a PhD in applied economics at the University of Antwerp. He has worked as a PhD-fellow at the Flanders Research Foundation and visiting research fellow at the University of Michigan

Thomas studies questions on the intersection of strategy economics, innovation, industrial organization and sports economics. His work has appeared in journals such as Management Science, Economic Policy, Journal of Law, Economics, and OrganizationInternational Journal of Industrial OrganizationLabour EconomicsGlobal Strategy Journal and the International Journal of Forecasting. He won the 2022 ERIM Top Article Award for his work on the inventor labor market. In 2019, the Erasmus School of Economics recognized his efforts for research dissemination with the school's "Societal Impact Award". 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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