Benoît Rihoux

Benoît Rihoux is a full professor in political science at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium. He plays a lead role in the development and diffusion of comparative methods, in particular Configurational Comparative Methods (CCMs) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). He is engaged in disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects in diverse fields involving mixed- and multimethod designs. He coordinates COMPASSS, the global CCMs network (, and is joint initiator and Academic Coordinator of the Methods Excellence Network (, a global pluralist network of social science methods experts. He has taught CCMs, comparative research designs, research designs and research ‘soft skills’ in multiple settings across the globe. Contact: