Besides commemorating Tinbergen’s academic achievements, his body of thought will be reflected. His famous motto ‘Distribution generates profit’ and his progressive ideas are as relevant to Erasmus University today as they were half a century ago. Just as Tinbergen did in his day, Erasmus University sees it as its responsibility to take on the complex societal challenges faced across the globe.


The guest speaker is Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra, who will be going into the importance of Tinbergen’s work in today’s society. Two prominent economists working in the spirit of Jan Tinbergen, Esther Duflo (MIT) and Dani Rodrik (Harvard University) will be presented with an honorary doctorate. The programme also includes a keynote speech of Professor Anne Gielen of Erasmus School of Economics, the presentation of the FAME Athena Award and a musical intermezzo by Sabrina Starke.

For more information about the programme, go to the website.