University of Tilburg
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics
+31 13 466 2912

Lans Bovenberg is professor of economics at Tilburg university. He has published extensively in leading international economic journals on a wide variety of topics:

  • public economics,
  • tax policy,
  • environmental economics,
  • institutional economics,
  • pensions and aging,
  • international macroeconomics
  • labor economics.

He is one of the most-cited Dutch economists in the international academic literature. At the same time, he has been the most-cited Dutch economist in policy-oriented Dutch journals aimed at practitioners and policymakers for about two decades now. In 2004, he won the Spinoza prize — the second Dutch social scientist ever to win this most important science prize in the Netherlands. Between 2006 and 2014 he was an independent member of the Social Economic Council (SER), which is the main advisory body on social-economic policy of the Dutch government. He started his professional career at the International Monetary Fund and has served the Dutch government as an economist at the ministry of economic affairs and as deputy director at CPB, i.e. the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (Centraal Planbureau). More recently, he has started to publish on the relationship between economics and a Christian world view.

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