Manuel Valente

CHAIRE HOOVER Louvain-La-Neuve

Doctor in Philosophy at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is a member of the Chaire Hoover d´éthique économique et sociale and of the Institut Supérior de Philosophie. His doctorate was financed by the ARC research project on pension reform (“SAS Pensions”), where he took part as a fellow. Within the project, Manuel´s research concerns the social adequacy of pensions. More specifically, he works on the idea of a fair pension reform and its (re)distribution of burdens and benefits across generations. In general, Manuel is most interested in Political Philosophy with a focus on distributive justice.


2022 PhD candidate in Philosophy at the Université Catholique de Louvain

2018 M.A. in Philosophy: Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Leiden University (The Netherlands)

2016 B.Sc. in Economics at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Portugal).

Research Interests

Theories of Distributive Justice, Egalitarianism, Taxation, Intergenerational Justice, Global Justice


E-mail: Manuel Valente
Office: D-310
Address: Place Montesquieu 3
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Ph.: +32/0(10) 47 39 78