Professor Bovenberg receives Nederlandse Prijs voor de Staathuishoudkunde

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Emeritus Professor of Economics Lans Bovenberg has received the Nederlandse Prijs voor de Staathuishoudkunde . The prize is awarded once every 3 years to a Dutch economist with an important scientific oeuvre. Lans Bovenberg receives the prize for his major scientific contribution to economic policy, in particular with regard to the double dividend of green taxes. In 2003 he already won the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.

On Friday, April 12, Lans Bovenberg received the prize from Klaas Knot, President of the Nederlandsche Bank, and Robert Dur, chairman of the board of the Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde (KVS) and also professor at Erasmus University.

The research of Lans Bovenberg, who is currently retired, covers many areas: public finance, macroeconomics and monetary economics, pensions and aging, environmental economics, institutional and financial economics, labour economics, labour and care, health care, social security and privatization. After his retirement, he is still involved with the Erasmus Economics & Theology Institute, where he conducts research into the interaction between economics and theology.

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The Nederlandse Prijs voor de Staathuishoudkunde was previously called the Pierson Penning. The name change of the prize is related to the takeover of the activities of the Mr. Foundation. N.G. Pierson to the Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde (KVS). The board of the Mr. Foundation N.G. Piersonfonds decided to liquidate the foundation due to the involvement of the fund's namesake, former DNB president Nicolaas Pierson, in slavery.

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