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2019 is the fiftieth anniversary of Jan Tinbergen receiving the Nobel prize. The Institute of Social Studies will commemorate this with a broad spectrum of events and activities to commemorate this fact. The focus of all these events will be on the legacy of Tinbergen in the academic world and beyond.

Many institutes will be involved in the organization of these activities, among them the Erasmus School of Economics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Centraal Bureau van de Statistiek, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Economic Policy and the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands.

Who was Jan Tinbergen?

Jan Tinbergen (April 12, 1903 – June 9, 1994) was a top Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969, which he shared with Ragnar Frisch for developing and applying dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.

He is widely considered to be one of the most influential economists of the 20th century and one of the founding fathers of econometrics. It has been argued that the development of the first macro econometric models, the solution of the identification problem, and the understanding of dynamic models are his three most important legacies to econometrics.

Tinbergen was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security. In 1945, he founded the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) and was the agency's first director.

Jan Tinbergen was made an Honorary Fellow of ISS in 1962.