Mariëtte Hamer receives first copy of biography about Jan Tinbergen

On Wednesday 12 May, Mariëtte Hamer, President of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER), received the first copy of the biography about Jan Tinbergen, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

The Dutch written book, entitled “Jan Tinbergen, an economist in search of peace”, was presented to her by the author of the biography on Tinbergen, Dr Erwin Dekker, who is a postdoctoral researcher at Erasmus School of Economics.

The presentation of the first copy was attended by amongst others Els Barendrecht, daughter of Jan Tinbergen, and Emeritus Professor Peter Cornelisse, former dean and employee of Jan Tinbergen.

Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994) was one of the founders of the SER and was a member of the council as an authoritative economist between 1950 and 1962. Under his chairmanship of the Committee on Wages and Prices, the first SER advisory report was drawn up, containing the influential formulation of the objectives and instruments of economic policy.

On 10 December 1969 Jan Tinbergen was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in Stockholm, together with Prof. Ragnar Frisch from Norway. From 1933 to 1974, Jan Tinbergen was a professor at the Netherlands School of Commerce and Netherlands School of Economics in Rotterdam, the predecessors of Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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You can read articles by Trouw, Elsevier Weekblad, Algemeen Dagblad, Telegraaf, Nederlands Dagblad and regional media above (pdfs, named accordingly). 

You can listen to an interview with Dekker, conducted by Jort Kelder on NPO Radio 1, 8 May 2021, here.

You can read an article by De Nieuws BV from NPO Radio 1, 11 May 2021, here

You can read the article from Erasmus Magazine, 17 May 2021, here

Or read the article from De Volkskrant, 4 June 2021, here