VIP Lounge: Economist Jan Tinbergen

Jan Tinbergen in 1982 (© Wikimedia)

In 1969 the Dutch mathematician and economist Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994) became the first scholar to be awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is now considered to be one of the most influential economists of the 20th century for his work on dynamic and macroeconomic models. In addition to his pioneering work in econometrics, professor Tinbergen is remembered for the political and social implications of his work and his contribution to the discussion about income distribution. According to his “Tinbergen model”, a society can only tolerate a certain maximum ratio between the highest and the lowest incomes before things start to fall apart.

Produced for the series VIP Lounge and presented by Marijke van der Meer

First broadcast in 1987 or 1988

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