Anaïs Périlleux

Individual researcher

Anaïs Périlleux is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Université Catholique de Louvain (IRES – CIRTES) and a member of CERMi.

Her current research focus on economics and management of nonprofit/social enterprises/entrepreneurship, cooperative ownership, social finance and sustainable development.

She completed her Ph.D. in Economics and Management Sciences in 2011 as a FNRS Research Fellow at CERMi (Center for European Research in Microfinance). She did a postdoctoral research in the Economic Growth Center at Yale University (USA).

She then obtained an AXA fellowship to go back in Belgium and work at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

She is currently working for the Chair Les Petits Riens on various challenges for social enterprises. She conducts this research in partnership with social stakeholders from a multidisciplinary perspective.

She has published her work in journals such as World Development, Kyklos, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics


Selected Articles

  • Périlleux, A. & Nyssens, M. (2017). Understanding Cooperative Finance as a New Common. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. 88(2), 155–177.
  • Périlleux, A., Vanroose, A. & D’Espallier, B. (2016). Are financial cooperatives crowded out by commercial banks in the process of financial sector development? Kyklos, 69(1), 108-134.
  • Périlleux, A. & Szafarz, A. (2015). Women Leaders and Social Performance: Evidence from Financial Cooperatives in Senegal. World Development, 74, 437–452.
  • Hudon, M. & Périlleux, A. (2014). Surplus Distribution and Characteristics of Social Enterprises: Evidence from Microfinance. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 54(2), 147–157.
  • Périlleux, A., Hudon, M., & Bloy, E. (2012). Surplus Distribution in Microfinance: Differences Among Cooperative, Nonprofit, and Shareholder Forms of Ownership. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 41(3), 386-404.
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