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PDI Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Coordinador/a de Programa de Doctorat
Department: Applied Economics
(9638) 28854

Rafael Chaves is Professor of Economic Policy and Social Economy at the University of Valencia. He obtained a European Doctorate Laureate in Economics in 1995 and was Director of the Research Institute IUDESCOOP for ten years until he took on the position of Director of the Official Doctorate Program on Social Economics at the same university. He is President of the Scientific Commission on Social and Cooperative Economics of CIRIEC-international. His research has focused on public policies towards the third sector, major figures in the field of social economy, and definitions and theories on the third sector and social economy.
He has published in journals such as The Service Industries Journal, Service Business, Management Decision, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, CIRIEC-España revista de economia publica social y cooperativa, Economía Industrial, International journal of rural development, Revista de estudios cooperativos, Nouvelles pratiques sociales, Journal of Cooperative Studies and books in editorials as De Boeck and Peterlang.
He has extensive experience in leading international and national projects, financed by European Institutions as the European Economic and Social Committee or the DGV of the European Union, the scientific network CIRIEC-International and the Spanish Ministry of Science. He is elected member of GECES - Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises of the European Commission.

Subjects taught and teaching methods
36130 - Final projectWork end of studies
36160 - Social economicsTheory
42756 - Fundamentals of social economyTheoretical-Practical
42757 - Public policy and environment of social economyTheoretical-Practical
42899 - Social networks and entrepreneurshipOthers, Practices, Theory
44379 - Research in social economyTheoretical-Practical
44380 - Master's Final ProjectWork end of studies
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