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Eduard Bomhoff
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Bomhoff in 2006
Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
22 July 2002 – 16 October 2002
Serving with Johan Remkes
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Annemarie Jorritsma
Els Borst
Succeeded by Roelf de Boer
Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport
In office
22 July 2002 – 16 October 2002
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Els Borst
Succeeded by Aart Jan de Geus
Personal details
Eduard Jan Bomhoff

(1944-09-30) 30 September 1944 (age 78)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Political party Independent (from 2003)
Other political
Labour Party (1972–2002)
Pim Fortuyn List (2002–2003)
Janneke Bomhoff
(m. 1966)
Children 2 children
Residence(s) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Alma mater Leiden University
(Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
(Doctor of Philosophy)
Occupation Economist · Researcher · Academic administrator · Columnist · Author · Professor

Eduard Jan Bomhoff (born 30 September 1944) is a Dutch economist and retired politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport for the Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) in the Cabinet Balkenende I from 22 July 2002 until 16 October 2002. He is currently an economics professor at the Monash University Malaysia Campus in Kuala Lumpur.

Early life

Eduard Jan Bomhoff was born on 30 September 1944 in Amsterdam in an Old Catholic family as the son of Jacobus Gerardus Bomhoff a Minister and professor of literature and Riet van Rhijn. The family moved in 1957 to Leiden. Bomhoff attended the Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden and went to Leiden University. After earning a Master of Economics there he received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1979. Bomhoff worked as a lecturer in monetary policy there. He earned the rank of professor in 1981, and served as director of the Rochester-Erasmus Executive Master of Business Administration program from 1986 to 1989. He later served as a professor of finance at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit. In addition to his academic career, Bomhoff founded the NYFER institute in 1995, an economic research institute designed as an alternative to the official Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. Bomhoff was also a columnist for the NRC Handelsblad from 1989 until 2002.

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