Professor of Economics Netspar | Tilburg University
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Lans Bovenberg is a Professor of Economics at Tilburg University. In 2003, he won the Spinoza prize -- the second Dutch social scientist ever to win this prize. With the prize money, he founded the research network Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement) in which various pension funds, insurance companies, public agencies and universities participate.
Lans Bovenberg has published extensively in the leading international journals on a wide variety of topics: public economics, tax policy, environmental economics, institutional economics, pensions and aging, international macroeconomics and 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 journals aimed at practitioners and policymakers for about one and a half decades now. He is an independent member of the Social Economic Council (SER), which is the main advisory body on social-economic policy of the Dutch government.