Bas Jacobs (1973) is endowed professor of Public Finance and Economic Policy at the Erasmus School of Economics since 2007. His research crosses the borders of public finance, optimal taxation…
Bas Jacobs (1973) is endowed professor of Public Finance and Economic Policy at the Erasmus School of Economics since 2007. His research crosses the borders of public finance, optimal taxation, welfare economics, macroeconomics, human capital theory and labor economics.
Jacobs is a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, Netspar and CESifo. He is also academic partner of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and member of the advisory board of the Norwegian Center of Taxation. Bas Jacobs is associate editor for FinanzArchiv.
From 1997 to 2004 Jacobs worked at the CPB Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. He has been visiting fellow of the University of Chicago (2003), the University of Munich (2008) and the University of California Berkeley (2015). In 2004-2005 Jacobs was a Jean-Monet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He held a post-doc position at the University of Amsterdam during 2002-2005. From 2005-2007 Jacobs was assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Tilburg.
Jacobs has published on optimal taxation and redistribution, the marginal cost of public funds, optimal capital income taxation, human capital and optimal education policy, environmental tax policy, fiscal policy, labor markets and wage inequality, fiscal policy and ageing, economic growth, and technical change.
He collaborated with (amongst others) Robin Boadway, Lans Bovenberg, Casper van Ewijk, Aart Gerritsen, Joop Hartog, James Heckman, Egbert Jongen, Ruud de Mooij, Richard Nahuis, Rick van der Ploeg, Dirk Schindler, Paul Tang, Jules Theeuwes, Dinand Webbink, Sweder van Wijnbergen, Honyang Yang and Floris Zoutman.
Jacobs regularly blogs on economics and politics in Dutch at basjacobs.wordpress.com and www.economie.nl. Many of his blogs are also published at Follow the Money (www.ftm.nl). During 2006-2009 Jacobs wrote a biweekly column on economics in De Groene Amsterdammer. He is also member of the economist's panels of BNR and MeJudice.
A.W.A. Boot, A.L. Bovenberg, W.H. Buiter, B. Jacobs & S.J.G. Wijnbergen (2009). Hier een Reddingsplan voor de Economie. In Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde Jaarboek 2008/2009 (pp. 182-185). Amsterdam: KVS
B. Jacobs, R.A. de Mooij & C. Folmer (2006). Vlaktaks en Arbeidsparticipatie. In C.A. de Kam & A.P. Ros (Eds.), De Vlaktaks: Naar een Inkomstenbelasting met een Uniform Tarief? Den Haag: Wim Drees Stichting voor Openbare Financiën
B. Jacobs (2017). Digitalization and Taxation. In Sanjeev Gupta, Michael Keen, Alpa Shah, and Genevieve Verdier (Ed.), Digital Revolutions in Public Finance. Washington-DC: International Monetary Fund
B. Jacobs (2010). Human Capital, Retirement and Saving. In A.L. Bovenberg & A. van Soest (Eds.), Ageing, Health and Pensions in Europe (pp. 283-317). Palgrave Macmillan
B. Jacobs (2007). Optimal Tax and Education Policies and Investments in Human Capital. In J. Hartog & H. Maassen van den Brink (Eds.), Human Capital: Moving the Frontier (pp. 212-232). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
B. Jacobs (2007). Optimal Tax and Education Policies and Investments in Human Capitals. In J. Hartog & H. Maassen (Eds.), Human Capital: Moving the Frontier. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
F.T. Zoutman, B. Jacobs & E.L.W. Jongen (2013). Optimal Redistributive Taxes and Redistributive Preferences in the Netherlands. (Preprints, mimeo). Rotterdam/The Hague: Erasmus University Rotterdam/CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
B. Jacobs (2009). On the Relation Between the Mincer Coefficient and the Returns to Human Capital Investment: Implications of the Human Capital Premium for Applied Policy Analysis. (Extern rapport). Den Haag: CPB