Honorary Doctorates

On the occasion of the Dies Natalis, Erasmus University Rotterdam regularly awards honorary doctorates to natural persons on account of their outstanding earnings in sciences practiced at EUR.

Esther Duflo dies natalis 2019
Michelle Muus

Honorary Doctorates 2019

Esther Duflo

Prof.dr. Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) received an honorary doctorate by recommendation of the Erasmus School of Economics. She is Professor of Economics, and co-founder and director at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). A global research centre working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies.

Dani Rodrik dies natalis 2019
Michelle Muus

Dani Rodrik

Prof.dr. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University) received an honorary doctorate by recommendation of the International Institute of Social Studies. The Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on employment and economic growth, in both developing and advanced economies.

Honorary doctorate for Esther Duflo | Dies Natalis 2019

Honorary doctorate for Dani Rodrik | Dies Natalis 2019

Laudatio honorary doctor Debra Satz by professor Jack Vromen

Previous Honorary Doctorates

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    • prof. Paul Gertier, iBMG
      prof. John P.A, Ioannides, FGG/Erasmus MC

    • prof. Nancy Fraser, FW en ESHCC

    • prof. Steven D. Levitt, ESE
      prof.dr. Cass R. Sunstein, ESL
      prof.dr. Craig J. Calhoun, FSW
      prof.dr. Brian J. Druker, FGG/Erasmus MC
      prof.dr. Philip S. Kitcher, FW
      prof. Arjun Appadurai, ESHCC
      prof.dr. Don C. Hambrick, RSM
      prof.dr. R. Chambers, ISS

    • Prof.dr. Alice H. Eagly, RSM
      Prof.dr. Mike Drummond, iBMG

    • Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, ESL (posthuum)

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    • Prof.dr. Geoff Norman, FSW

    • Prof.dr. Daniel Kahneman, ESE

    • Prof.dr. Hau Lee, RSM
      Prof.dr. Sonia Livingstone, FHKW
      Prof.dr. Guido Calabresi, FR

    • Prof.dr. Barry R. Bloom, FGG/Erasmus MC

    • Prof. Jonathan I. Israel, FW
      Prof.dr. Sir Clive W.J. Granger, FEW
      Prof.dr. Arnold Zellner, FEW

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    • Prof. Richard H. Thaler, RSM

    • Prof. Howard S. Becker, FHKW

    • Prof.dr. J.P. Olsen, FSW
      Prof.dr. P. Nurse, FGG/Erasmus MC
      Prof.dr. Th.C. Schelling, FEW

    • Prof.dr. Jutta Limbach, FR

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    • Prof.dr. P.B. Checkland, FB
      Prof.dr. H.L. Dreyfus, FW
      Prof. A. Cassese, FR
      Prof.dr. P.N.T. Wells, FGG

    • Mr.dr. H.D. Tjeenk Willink, FSW

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    • Prof.dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, FEW

    • Prof. R.B. Stewart, FR
      Prof.dr. S.A. Ross, FEW
      Prof.dr. M.E. Porter, FB

    • Dr. R. von Weizsäcker, FHKW

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    • Prof.dr. D. Collen, FGG
      Prof.dr. A.C.R. Dreesmann, FB
      Prof.dr. J. Kocka, FHKW
      Mr. G. Marotta, FW
      Prof.dr. Th. van Boven, FR
      Prof.dr. J.N. Bhagwatti, FEW

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    • Prof. Ch. Tilly, FSW
      Prof. N.K. Jerne, FGG
      Prof.dr. H. Theil, FEW

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    • E. Silva Cimma, FR
      Mr. J.G.L. Reuder, FR
      Dr. Hilda Verweij-Jonker, FSW
      Prof. W. Isard, FEW
      C.A. Oomens, FEW

    • Prof.dr. A. Querido, FGG
      Prof.dr. C.A.G. Wiersma, FGG
      Prof.dr. T. Caspersson, FGG

  • 1973 Prof. H.A. Simon
    1972 Dr. J.J. Polak
    1968 Dr. H.B. Chenery
    1963 Dr. T.C. Koopmans
    1963 Dr. M.W. Holtrop
    1958 Mr. K.P. van der Mandele 'due to exceptional merit'
    1954 W.A. Engelbrecht
    1948 P. Rijkens
    1948 W. Drees
    1947 Prof.dr. Th. Limperg
    1946 Lord William Beveridge

  • Honorary Doctorate in business science 1928 for Rotterdam banker G.H. Hintzen (left) and Dutch industrial A.F. Philips (right).
    Picture: collection historical photo archive EUR

    Since the start of the 'Nederlandsche Handels-Hoogeschool' in 1913 the following honorary doctorates were received by:

    1930 Dr. A.D.A. de Kat Angelino
    1928 A.F. Philips
    1928 G.H. Hintzen
    1922 A.G. Kröller

    • Erasmus MC - Erasmus Medical Centre
    • ESE - Erasmus School of Economics 
    • ESHCC - Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication 
    • ESHPM - Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management 
    • ESL - Erasmus School of Law 
    • ESPhil - Erasmus School of Philosophy
    • FB - Faculteit der Bedrijfskunde (now Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
    • FGG - Faculteit der Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen (now Erasmus MC)
    • FHKW - Faculteit der Historische en Kunstwetenschappen (now Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication)
    • FR - Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid (now Erasmus School of Law)
    • FSW - Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen (now Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences)
    • ESSB - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    • FW - Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte (now Erasmus School of Philosophy)
    • iBMG - instituut Beleid en Management Gezondheidszorg (now Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management)
    • ISS - International Institute of Social Studies
    • RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University