Dies Natalis EUR

Dies Natalis EUR

Erasmus University Rotterdam’s 106th Dies Natalis on Friday 8 November 2019 was a special edition. This year, the fiftieth anniversary of the presentation of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Professor Jan Tinbergen was celebrated. Prominent and international speakers including Esther Duflo, laureate Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2019, Harvard professor Dani Rodrik and Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra reflected on his academic merits and progressive ideas.

Besides commemorating Tinbergen’s academic achievements, the Dies Natalis also reflected on his body of thought. His famous motto ‘Distribution generates profit’ and his progressive ideas are as relevant to Erasmus University today as they were half a century ago. Just as Tinbergen did in his day, Erasmus University sees it as its responsibility to take on the complex societal challenges faced across the globe.

Curious? ESB interviewed Esther Duflo prior to her speech at the Erasmus University (in Dutch).