Jan Tinbergen was the first Nobel Laureate in economics in 1969. This article presents a brief survey of his many contributions to economics, in particular to macroeconometric modelling, business cycle analysis, economic policymaking, development economics, income distribution, international economic integration and the optimal regime. It further emphasizes his desire to contribute to the solution of urgent socio-economic problems and his passion for a more humane world.

Tinbergen, Jan, business cycles, development economics, economic integration, economic policy, economics, income distribution, macroeconometric modelling, optimum regime, welfare economcis
Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke
Econometric Institute Reprint Series
Erasmus School of Economics

Cornelisse, P.A, & van Dijk, H.K. (2008). Tinbergen, Jan (1903-1994). In Econometric Institute Reprint Series. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/18656