• Table of Contents
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Article
      • Personal motivation
      • Econometric modelling and business cycle research
      • Discussion with Keynes
      • Theory and practice of economic policy
      • Development economics
      • Income distribution
      • International economic integration
      • The optimal regime
      • In conclusion
    • See Also
    • Bibliography
    • How to cite this article

Tinbergen, Jan (19031994)

Peter A. Cornelisse and Herman K. van Dijk
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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Abstract

Jan Tinbergen was the first Nobel Laureate in economics in 1969. This article presents a brief survey of his many contributions to economics, in particular to macroeconometric modelling, business cycle analysis, economic policymaking, development economics, income distribution, international economic integration and the optimal regime. It further emphasizes his desire to contribute to the solution of urgent socio-economic problems and his passion for a more humane world.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge pertinent comments offered by the editors and Marcel Boumans.
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How to cite this article

Cornelisse, Peter A. and Herman K. van Dijk. "Tinbergen, Jan (1903–1994)." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 29 May 2017 <http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2008_T000065> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.1710

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