Bas ter Weel is one of the editors of De Economist’s special issue on 50 years of Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economic Sciences.  The issue describes the work of Jan Tinbergen, the first Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences and the only Dutch who won this prize.

In the contributions, the work and typologyies of the different Nobel Prize winners are presented. Especially Tinbergen’s work is emphasized on throughout the contributions, as these adress his work on technological development and socio-economic inequality, and his influence on policy after the World War II. It seems that Tinbergen’s legacy has led a dormant existance. Yet, since recently his work is increasingly rediscovered and referred to.

More information about activities and publications could be found on the website of Tinbergentoday.