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Dr. Erik de Bakker

Senior researcher
Erik de Bakker is senior researcher.


Erik de Bakker researches topics concerning digitalization, e.g. Internet of Things in cities, big data and farming, blockchain and banks. 

Education and career

Erik studied sociology and philosophy in Nijmegen and Amsterdam. In 2001 he obtained his PhD degree in Sociology of Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). His dissertation involved legitimacy and (non)acceptace of regulations, specifically for seasonal workers in horticulture. From 2004 to 2017 he worked for the Wageningen Economic Research (formerly known as LEI Wageningen UR). Here, he focused on societal and ethical issues concerning agriculture, nature and food. Such as support for policy on nature, sustainable food consumption and the acceptance of nanotechnology in food. Through the years his interest for Technology Assessment, transition and social innovation increased.