Eelke de Jong holds a Masters degree in Econometrics (cum laude) and a PhD in Economics. Since 1994 he holds the chair of International Economics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He was one of the first economists to study the relation between culture, in the sense of norms and values, economic institutions and economic performance. He has written various articles on culture and economics and a book entitled Culture and Economics: On values, economics and international business, Routledge, London, 2009. He has supervised numerous MA theses and 16 PhD theses (of which two were cum laude). For his research De Jong has obtained funding from the Dutch National Science Foundation, the Reinier Post foundation, and the European Commission (COST-project). He was one of the initiators of the Dutch Economics and Ethics Network and has also published in the field of economics and religion. During several years he has written numerous articles for periodicals and has given several interviews on Dutch television and radio.