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Main Affiliations

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)
Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB)
Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) & Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement (CEESE) - Co-Director  


  • PhD in Economic and Management Sciences - ULB (2006-2007).
  • Harvard University – Department of Economics: January 2006- February 2007: Special Student under the supervision of Prof. Amartya Sen and Beatriz Armendariz.
  • M.A. in Philosophy - ULB, 2004.
  • Master in Management Sciences (Ingénieur de Gestion) - ULB, 2003.


Marek Hudon holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management Sciences and a Master in Philosophy. He is currently Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB). He has initiated the European Microfinance Programme (EMP), a one-year Master's Degree in microfinance co-organised by four European universities, and is still scientific coordinator of this Master. He is also co-director of the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) and the Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement (CEESE).

He has conducted research in India, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2006, Prof. Hudon was a visiting fellow at Harvard University where he worked on ethical issues in microfinance under the supervision of Professor Amartya Sen. Current research interests also include public policy issues in microfinance, social entrepreneurship and complementary currencies.

In 2009, he was awarded both the CEDIMES prize for Post-doctoral studies and the Merlot-Leclerq prize in public economics. In 2010, he was awarded, together with Marc Labie and Ariane Szafarz, the Wernaers Prize for Research and Broadcasting of Knowledge, by the FNRS.

He has published or forthcoming articles in journals such asWorld DevelopmentJournal of Business EthicsNonprofit and Voluntary Sector QuarterlyJournal of International DevelopmentAnnals of Public and Cooperative Economics,International Journal of Social EconomicsSavings and Development, and Mondes en Développement.

Updated on May 2, 2019