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 Jan Tinbergen

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Birth
The Hague (Den Haag), Den Haag Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death
9 Jun 1994 (aged 91)
Nunspeet, Nunspeet Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Burial
The Hague (Den Haag), Den Haag Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Plot
1-6347
Memorial ID
43334891 View Source

Nobel Prize Recipient. Jan Tinbergen, a Dutch economist, received world-wide recognition after being awarded the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1969, sharing the award with a Norwegian economist, Ragnar Frisch. These men received the covet award, according to the Nobel Prize committee, "for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes." This contribution was the "pioneering work on econometric model building. Constructed theories for stabilization policy and long-term economic planning." Born the oldest of five children, his brother Nikolaas "Niko" Tinbergen received the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which made them the only two siblings to receive a Nobel Prize. His father was a high school Dutch history and language teacher . His mother was a primary school teacher before her marriage, and her father, Nikolaas van Eek, was a mathematics teacher. His youngest brother, Luuk Tinbergen became a well-known and much respected ornithologist. There were many other children that made the Tinbergen household their home, such as refugees of World War I, who taught him the terrors of war. He entered the University of Leiden in 1921. After graduation, to fulfill a civil service requirement as a conscientious objector, he held an administrative post in the federal prison system for five months and another ten months at the Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics. He earned his doctorate in 1929 with a thesis on "Minimization Problems in Physics and Economics," that addressed mathematics as well as his political views, which would eventually become economics. Besides teaching a few years in the 1930s at the University of Amsterdam, he was a statistician with the Bureau of Statistics from 1929 to 1945. In 1930 he was one of the founders of the Econometric Society. From 1933 to 1973, he was a professor at the Netherlands School of Economics, Rotterdam. Politically a leftist, he co-authored the Labor Plan in 1935, putting the theories in his doctorate thesis into practice. After taking a leave of absence from the Bureau of Statistics, he became an advisor to the United Nations, which resulted in the 1940 paper, "On a Method of Statistical Research: A Reply." All of the world's economist did not agree on certain methods, thus conflict between socialism and capitalism. He was interested in the distribution of wealth in the world. In 1945, he was appointed as director of the Dutch Central Planning Bureau. In 1945 he established and was the first director of the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB0), which is a governmental agency of the Netherlands. He was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS), which is a New York-based, United Nations accredited and registered global organization and network of thought-leading economists, political scientists, and security experts founded in 1989 that promotes non-military solutions to world challenges, and more broadly, works towards freedom from fear and want for all. He published nine textbooks on economics. In 1967 he received the Eramus Prize. American economist Lawrence Robert Klein expanded Tinbergen's work, receiving the 1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. A Netherland postage stamp with his image was printed in 1995 in his honor. He married Tine Johanna de Wit and the couple had a daughter, who died single at the age of 31. Known for his flat top haircut, he was also known for his gentleness, his modesty, and his selfless dedication to the cause of human welfare.

Nobel Prize Recipient. Jan Tinbergen, a Dutch economist, received world-wide recognition after being awarded the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1969, sharing the award with a Norwegian economist, Ragnar Frisch. These men received the covet award, according to the Nobel Prize committee, "for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes." This contribution was the "pioneering work on econometric model building. Constructed theories for stabilization policy and long-term economic planning." Born the oldest of five children, his brother Nikolaas "Niko" Tinbergen received the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which made them the only two siblings to receive a Nobel Prize. His father was a high school Dutch history and language teacher . His mother was a primary school teacher before her marriage, and her father, Nikolaas van Eek, was a mathematics teacher. His youngest brother, Luuk Tinbergen became a well-known and much respected ornithologist. There were many other children that made the Tinbergen household their home, such as refugees of World War I, who taught him the terrors of war. He entered the University of Leiden in 1921. After graduation, to fulfill a civil service requirement as a conscientious objector, he held an administrative post in the federal prison system for five months and another ten months at the Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics. He earned his doctorate in 1929 with a thesis on "Minimization Problems in Physics and Economics," that addressed mathematics as well as his political views, which would eventually become economics. Besides teaching a few years in the 1930s at the University of Amsterdam, he was a statistician with the Bureau of Statistics from 1929 to 1945. In 1930 he was one of the founders of the Econometric Society. From 1933 to 1973, he was a professor at the Netherlands School of Economics, Rotterdam. Politically a leftist, he co-authored the Labor Plan in 1935, putting the theories in his doctorate thesis into practice. After taking a leave of absence from the Bureau of Statistics, he became an advisor to the United Nations, which resulted in the 1940 paper, "On a Method of Statistical Research: A Reply." All of the world's economist did not agree on certain methods, thus conflict between socialism and capitalism. He was interested in the distribution of wealth in the world. In 1945, he was appointed as director of the Dutch Central Planning Bureau. In 1945 he established and was the first director of the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB0), which is a governmental agency of the Netherlands. He was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS), which is a New York-based, United Nations accredited and registered global organization and network of thought-leading economists, political scientists, and security experts founded in 1989 that promotes non-military solutions to world challenges, and more broadly, works towards freedom from fear and want for all. He published nine textbooks on economics. In 1967 he received the Eramus Prize. American economist Lawrence Robert Klein expanded Tinbergen's work, receiving the 1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. A Netherland postage stamp with his image was printed in 1995 in his honor. He married Tine Johanna de Wit and the couple had a daughter, who died single at the age of 31. Known for his flat top haircut, he was also known for his gentleness, his modesty, and his selfless dedication to the cause of human welfare.

Bio by: Linda Davis


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Dr. D. C. Tinbergen
8 mei 1874 12 februari 1951
J. Tinbergen-van Eek
30 april 1877 10 september 1960
T. van Peski-Tinbergen
25 oktober 1930 21 augustus 1963
H. M. Tinbergen
11 oktober 1876 6 december 1966
T. J. Tinbergen-de Wit
27 oktober 1902 8 mei 1991
Prof. Dr. Jan Tinbergen
12 april 1903 9 juni 1994


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