On Friday 9 May 2014 the Council of Ministers has agreed on a proposal by Prime Minister Mark Rutte to nominate Casper de Vries, Professor of Monetary Economics at Erasmus School of Economics, for an appointment as advisory member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). The appointment of De Vries starts on January 1, 2015.
Also, the Council of Ministers approved the nomination of Professor Godfried Engbersen as member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy. Godfried Engbersen, who will start on September 1, is a Professor of Sociology at Erasmus School of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
About The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is an independent advisory body for the Dutch government. Its position is governed by the Act Establishing a Scientific Council on Government Policy of 30 June 1976 (Instellingswet WRR). The task of the WRR is to advise the government on issues that are of great importance for society. Unlike other advisory bodies in The Hague, the WRR is not tied to one policy sector. Rather, its reports go beyond individual sectors; they are concerned with the direction of government policy for the longer term.
About Casper de Vries
Casper de Vries is Professor of Monetary Economics at Erasmus School of Economics. He is also an alternate member of The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER), chairman of the recently-formed Independent Commission, fellow at Tinbergen Institute, Programme Director of the Risk Management program at Duisenberg school of finance, and a member of the EMU Monitor Group.