Koen Verhoest is Research Professor in Public Governance with a research interest in issues on autonomy, coordination, collaboration as well as trust in a public governance context in general, including in the context of regulatory governance. He is the coordinator of the multi-disciplinary GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence
(focussing on trust and distrust in multi-level governance) and spokesperson of the Politics & Public Governance
research group at the University of Antwerp. He is/has been involved in large comparative research projects like COBRA-CRIPO
on autonomy of agencies, TROPICO
on digital transformation and collaboration (H2020), PSI-CO
on innovation through collaboration and TiGRE (H2020) on trust in regulation. He has publications in high level journals like Governance, Regulation & Governance, Public Administration Review, Public Administration and Public Management Review. He has co-authored and –edited five books, like ‘Government Agencies: Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries’ and ‘Coordination of Public Sector Organizations’ with Guy Peters and Geert Bouckaert. His latest volume, co-edited with Frederique Six is on ‘Trust in Regulatory Regimes
’ (2017, Edward Elgar). He was co-chair of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance from 2012 till 2016.