Coen Teulings

Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and CEPR

Coen Teulings (1958) is director since 2006 of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the influential ‘Financial Thinktank of the Government’ that decides what is affordable in The Hague or not.

He became Master of Economics cum laude at the University of Amsterdam in 1985 and in 1990 he got his PhD for his thesis entitled: 'Conjunctuur en kwalificatie' (Cycle and skill). He was appointed Head of the department of income policy, Ministry of Social Affairs in 1995 and (as of 1997) Professor Labour Economics at the University of Amsterdam.
He was director of the Tinbergen Institute and Professor at the University of Rotterdam from 1998 until 2004.

Until his appointment at the CPB he was general director of SEO Economic Research, where he once started as a junior researcher and again he became Professor at the University of Amsterdam, which he remains for one day per week beside his work for the CPB.

He is also advisor for Netspar, an independent network for research and education in the field of pensions, aging and retirement and Crown member of the SER. In 2004 he was co-writer for the new principle programme of the PvdA. He was a member of the REA, an independant Council of Economic Advisors for the House of Commons and also of the Committee Dijkstal (concerning the salaries and legal position of top civil servants and politicians).
In 2004 he was chairman of two committees that framed the new examination programme economy for Havo and VWO.

He wrote columns in the Volkskrant from 1993 until 1997.