Bert Tieben

Bert Tieben

Bert Tieben is methodologist at SEO Amsterdam Economics.

His expertise lies in energy issues such as the regulation of network companies in the energy sector and the social costs and benefits of sustainable energy. He also carries out research into market organisation issues in private and semi-public markets such as the higher education market and the provision of consultancy services on the implementation of the Competition Act.
Bert joined SEO Amsterdam Economic as a Senior Researcher in June 2008. He had previously been affiliated with the VU Amsterdam (from 1993), the Ministry of Economic Affairs Market Mechanism Directorate (from 1997) and the Social and Economic Council (SER) (from 1999). Bert wrote numerous advisory reports for the SER in a range of fields which included competition, innovation, energy policy and globalisation. He studied General Economics at the University of Groningen and was awarded a PhD in 2009, for his thesis The Concept of Equilibrium in Different Economic Traditions (VU/Tinbergen Institute).
The majority of Bert's publications address issues on the interface between research and policy. He writes columns and articles for a range of academic journals and is a Member of the TPEdigitaal Editorial Board. He is also a lecturer in economics at the Amsterdam University College.


If you would like to know what Bert could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:
+31 (0)20 525 1644

SEO reports

31.01.2017Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain

Is market concentration among large cocoa firms responsible for the widespread poverty among cocoa farmers? Probably not.more

04.01.2017Evaluation of the SDE+ scheme

The SDE+ scheme is the main policy instrument used by the government to contribute to achieving the renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2023. This study evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of the SDE+ instrument.more

29.09.2016Alternatives to government revenues from natural gas

An accelerated reduction of the gas production from the Groningen gas field will cost up to € 3.8 billion per year. SEO has designed four green tax packages that provide alternative income. more

22.06.2016Effects of an expanded patent law exemption in non-agricultural sectors

This report maps out the potential effects of an expanded plant breeders’ exemption in patent law for non-agricultural sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry, biobased economy and chemistry.more

19.05.2016Hotels 'on hold'

Amsterdam is tightening its licensing policy for new hotels. This will result in increased prices in the hotel sector and a greater market potential for private holiday rentals.more

10.05.2016Social costs and benefits of the World Expo 2025

The contribution of the World Expo 2025 to welfare is likely to be negative. This is the outcome of an analysis of the social costs an       Edit Nieuws "Social costs and benefits of t..." on d benefits...more

11.04.2016Closure of coal-fired power plants

The early closure of the five remaining coal-fired plants has a positive effect on welfare for a total of €4.7 billion. That is the outcome of this study commissioned by Natuur & Milieu.more

12.02.2016Outsourcing in the gaming sector: safeguarding public interests

This research report deals with the question of how public interests can be safeguarded if gaming operators outsource business processes.more

18.11.2015Mandatory industry-wide pension plans and the general pension fund

This study focuses on the possible adjustment of mandatory participation in an industry-wide pension fund, enabling a general pension fund to administer mandatory industry-wide pension plans as well.more

06.04.2016New incentives for renewable electricity supply in 2020-2030

In 2030, 60 percent of the electricity consumption can be produced sustainably using solar and wind energy. Operating grants and net metering are the most effective tools to achieve that goal.more

Here you can find a complete overview of the publications of Bert Tieben.

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