Future Markets Consultation
Towards a New Market Economy in Europe for Future Generations
the ethics of economics & business?
A think tank consisting of young economists will undertake various activities to gain input and based on that, produce a report. As with all activities and documents that are part of the consultation, this will serve as input for the final consultation report written under the auspices of prof. dr. Jan-Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands. More information on the activities of the Think Tank will be added soon.
The Think Tank of Young Economists will among others publish a report in the beginning of September on the need for a green stimulus to combat both the economic downturn of the corona crisis and the climate crisis, with the Netherlands as their case study. In the report, the authors will discuss
Finally, they will explore what investment are smart and can help achieve both short term goals as employment and long term goals as sustainability. Based on the estimates of the effects of different investment (such as in electric vehicle charging networks, home insulation, and green startups), the Think Tank will present various options as to how the green stimulus package could look like.
Sam de Muijnck is researcher at Our New Economy and chairman of the Future Generations Think Tank. Next to this, he is currently writing a book on how to reform economics education together with Joris Tieleman named Economy Studies: A New Vision for Economics Education. Earlier Sam was the chairman of the Dutch branch of the international student movement Rethinking Economics. He followed his undergraduate economics and honours program at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, interdisciplinary research master at the University of Amsterdam, and his internship with the economic advisors of the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. Besides his economics activities, Sam is a breakdance teacher and hip-hop artist.
Eefje is currently coordinator at the Good Markets research project and responsible for the overall coordination of the Future of Capitalism – Consultation. She is also postdoctoral researcher on inclusiveness for the Inclusive Biobased Innovations project (TU Delft). Her main research interests regard how to include smallholders in agricultural value chains and market systems, a topic addressed in her dissertation thesis as well. Other interests regard rethinking capitalism and economic models. Eefje studied International Economics at both Tilburg University (BSc) and University of Amsterdam (MSc), and completed a Master Christianity & Society at the TiU afterwards (MSc, cum laude). In her free time, she loves to go hiking, inline skating, and swimming. She also loves reading, needle pointing, the Spanish language and culture, and playing the piano.
Kees Buitendijk works at think-tank Socires in The Hague, where he is involved with programs on Finance and the Common Good and the Rhineland tradition. He has previously studied Business Administration, Public Administration and Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.