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Coen Teulings (1958) is distinguished professor at Utrecht University as of January 1, 2018. Before he was professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge from 2013-2017 and part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam from 2004-2017. He served 7 years as president of CPB, the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, an influential financial think-tank of the Dutch Government that evaluates of the platforms of political parties prior to general elections. He was CEO of SEO Economic Research in Amsterdam from 2004 until 2006, Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and director of the Tinbergen Institute from 1998 until 2004.

He obtained Master degree in Economics cum laude at the University of Amsterdam in 1985 and got his PhD in 1990. He was a member of the REA, an independent Council of Economic Advisors for the House of Commons and he chaired several committees, e.g. the committee that framed the new examination high school program economics. He is member of several supervisory and advisory boards, e.g. of the OBR. He writes a bi-weekly column in the Dutch NRC Handelsblad.

His publications in journals like the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies and Econometrica are in the field of labour economics (minimum wages, returns to education and income inequality, job search, marriage markets in cities, and on returns to seniority). In 2014, he edited an E-book on Secular Stagnation joint with Richard Baldwin.

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