Think Tank of Young Economists

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.

Report: Corona, Climate & the Need for a Green Stimulus Package

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

  • the literature on the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus and how much investments are needed to prevent unemployment from rising, and
  • the literature on the need for green investments and estimates of how much investment is needed to achieve the sustainability goals the Dutch government has committed itself to (also known as the Green Investment Gap).

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.

Call for input to Dutch economists

Reflections

Every episode of the online dialogues between visionary economists, organized as part of the Future Markets Consultation, starts off with a personal reflection by one of the members of the Consultation’s Think Tank of Young Economists.

People

Sam de Muijnck

Sam de Muijnck

Chairman

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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.

Elisa Terragno Bogliaccini

Elisa Terragno Bogliaccini

Member

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Jim Surie

Jim Surie

Member

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Eefje de Gelder

Eefje de Gelder

Advisory member

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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

Kees Buitendijk

Advisory member

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