Toon Van Overbeke

Toon Van Overbeke is an assistant professor of Europe climate and digital society at Maastricht University. He is a political economist interested in understanding the interaction between politics, institutions, and structural socio-economic changes, such as automation and the climate transition. Van Overbeke is also a visiting fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received his PhD. He has worked as a consultant for the European Commission and European trade unions, and his work has been featured in various international outlets, such as Forbes Magazine.

Rising Market Power Has Led to the Rise in Far-Right Political Parties

In new research, Tommaso Crescioli & Toon Van Overbeke find that small business owners and their families who have lost revenue share to rising market concentration among big businesses have turned to far-right political parties to express their grievances.

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