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Jan Tinbergen
Jan Tinbergen in 1982
Born (1903-04-12)April 12, 1903
The Hague
Died June 9, 1994(1994-06-09) (aged 91)
The Hague
Nationality Netherlands
Fields Economics
Institutions Erasmus University
Alma mater Leiden University
Doctoral advisor Paul Ehrenfest
Doctoral students Tjalling Koopmans
Known for First national macroeconomic model
Influences Oskar R. Lange
Notable awards Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1969)

Jan Tinbergen (April 12, 1903 – June 9, 1994) was a Dutch economist. He won the first Nobel Prize in Economics with Ragnar Frisch.

Early life

Tinbergen was born on April 12, 1903 at The Hague. He studied at Leiden University.

Nobel Prize

He was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969. He shared the award with Ragnar Frisch for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes. Tinbergen was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security.

Tinbergen's debate

Tinbergen’s econometric picture lead to a debate between other several known economists such as J.M. Keynes, Ragnar Frisch and Milton Friedman. The debate is sometime called the Tinbergen debate.

Personal life

Tinbergen was never married. He also had no children. He died on June 9, 1994 at The Hague from natural causes, aged 91. Niko Tinbergen is his brother.

Some books

  • Business Cycles in the United States, 1919–1932, Geneva, 1939 and New York, 1968
  • Business Cycles in the United Kingdom, 1870–1914, Amsterdam, 1951
  • On the Theory of Economic Policy. Second edition (1952) is Volume 1 of Contributions to Economic Analysis, Amsterdam=
  • Economic Policy: Principles and Design, Amsterdam, 1956
  • The Element of Space in Development Planning (together with L.B.M. Mennes and J.G. Waardenburg), Amsterdam, 1969
  • Der Dialog Nord-Süd: Informationen zur Entwicklungspolitik. Frankfurt am Main: Europ. Verlagsanstalt, 1977

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