Prof. Dr. Wil Hout (1961) is professor of Governance and International Political Economy at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests relate to international relations, development assistance and issues of ('good') governance. He has further done research on the state oil company of Suriname.
Previously, he held positions as (senior) lecturer and associate professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Universities of Leiden and Nijmegen, and was a visiting fellow at the University of Sheffield (UK) Johns Hopkins University (USA) the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) and Central University of Iowa (USA). In 2009, he was a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Innovative Universities European Union Centre (Australia).