Steven Van de Walle

Steven Van de Walle is Professor of Comparative Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining Erasmus University, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham and as a visiting researcher at Syracuse University. He started his career at the Public Management Institute, K.U.Leuven. His past work, funded by national research councils in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK includes research on citizens’ perceptions of the public sector, public sector performance, comparative public administration, and trust in government. He is the coordinator of the FP7-funded COCOPS project (Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future). In this project scholars scholars from 11 universities in 10 countries study the effects of public sector reform in European countries. One part of this project is a 20-country survey of top public sector executives. His most recent project focuses on public officials’ trust in citizens and combines research on bureaucratic encounters with employee socialisation. Additional information and a CV are available at: Google Scholar