de Haan, Arjan
Dr. De Haan is Senior Lecturer Social Policy at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague since April 2009. Dr. De Haan holds a PhD in Social History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He worked at and directed the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex between 1996 and 1998, where he led innovative analysis on social exclusion and poverty monitoring. During 2005-06 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Guelph, where he published Reclaiming Social Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).His current interests are in three areas.
Social policy, particularly of emerging economies: Over the coming years he will be exploring the social policies of the large emerging economies, China and India.
The aid industry: Dr. De Haan worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), as social development adviser since 1998, and worked on social science research, Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, social protection, budget support, and work on inequality and social exclusion.
China: Having worked on and lived in China for three years, he is convinced that development studies need to get a much better understanding of China’s development path, both internally, and its impact on development elsewhere.
Dr. De Haan is currently co-organised an ISS workshop that looked at the impact of the crisis, and he is particularly interested in how the current trends are reinforcorcing the rise of emerging economies.