Introduction: JAN TINBERGEN

An Appraisal of his Contributions to Economics
  • Bent Hansen


Professor Jan Tinbergen was born on 12 April 1903. He graduated from Leiden University where he also obtained his doctoral degree. From 1929 to 1945 he was, with certain interruptions, an official of the Netherlands’ Central Bureau of Statistics. As from 1933 he has also been a professor of economics at the Netherlands School of Economics at Rotterdam. During the years 1936 to 1938 he served on the staff of the League of Nations at Geneva. At the end of World War II, in 1945, he was appointed Director of the newly created Central Planning Bureau of the Netherlands. He resigned from this position in 1955 and has since then — besides teaching and research — served as an adviser and consultant to numerous governments and international organisations. As from 1966 he is the Chairman of the United Nation’s Committee for Development Planning. A considerable number of universities have awarded him honorary degrees.


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© Swedish Journal of Economics 1973

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