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Robin Philips (°1992) is currently working as a PhD Researcher at the IISH, within a research project which studies the historical dynamics of industrialization in Northwestern Europe and China (1800 - 2010). He aims to look at how and why the location of industry shifted in Belgium, the Netherlands and England during the modern and recent period, but his research also includes how industrial pollution and local sentiments towards industrial firms play a role in this story.
Robin previously studied history and economics at the University of Ghent. He wrote his dissertations on the Rural land market and the estate management of a local landholder in the former county of Flanders (1550 - 1800) and the income and price elasticity of meat consumption, as well as the outcome of a possible Pigovian tax on meat products (1850 - 2010) (both written in Dutch).