Marieke Huysentruyt

Marieke Huysentruyt, co-founder of Oksigen Lab and i-propeller focusing on R&D, contact: Marieke.huysentruyt@oksigenlab.eu

Marieke is Assistant Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics (SITE) and Faculty Fellow at the London School of Economics (Managerial Economics and Strategy group at the Department of Management). Her main research fields are poverty, and behavioural and organizational economics.

She currently leads a team of three post-docs and several research assistants who work with her on a large EU-funded project on social entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe. She also works with one full-time research collaborator based at the Centre for Social Policy in Antwerp on the topic of poverty and financial services delivery.

Marieke has a Bio-Engineering Degree from the Catholic University of Leuven, an MSc. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, and PhD in Economics form the London School of Economics. She has been invited to spend time at Harvard University and the Santa Fe Institute as a visiting scholar, and collaborated with numerous development NGOs e.g. in Kenya, Mali, the Netherlands and the UK.

Marieke has been awarded various academic awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, British Council Scholarship, and LSE-Columbia University Collaborative Research Grant.