Bronze statue of Jan Tinbergen to be revealed by Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

On Tuesday 17 December 2019, in the presence of relatives, former colleagues and current staff members of Erasmus School of Economics, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb will be revealing a bronze statue of Jan Tinbergen in the entrance hall of the E-building on campus Woudestein.

Tinbergen was a professor in Rotterdam from 1933 until 1974 at the Netherlands School of Commerce and Netherlands School of Economics, the predecessors of Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Former Dean Prof. Philip Hans Franses, who commissioned the statue, states: "One of the highlights of Tinbergen’s career is the conferral of the Nobel Prize for Economics. Fifty years ago, on 10 December 1969, Jan Tinbergen and the Norwegian Ragnar Frisch were the first to receive the prize in 1969 in Stockholm. The revealing of this statue is a perfect moment to reflect on the man who is to be considered the most influential economist of our School and the Netherlands."

About sculptor Lia Krol

The statue of Jan Tinbergen is produced by sculptor Lia Krol. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art and Design in 's Hertogenbosch. In the last few years, she has fully committed herself to the production of statues and memorials, usually made of bronze.

More information

For more information, please contact Ronald de Groot, Media and Public Relations Officer at Erasmus School of Economics: +31 6 53 641 846 or