Understanding Society

Tilburg University is convinced that it can contribute to solving social issues by developing and transferring knowledge and bringing together people from various disciplines and organizations.

Spinoza Prize

Prof. dr. A.L. (Lans) Bovenberg

lans bovenberg prof Lans Bovenberg (1958) received his NWO Spinoza Prize in 2003. He was scientific director at CentER, Center for Economic Research at Tilburg University, and Netspar. He is currently a scientific advisor of Netspar. He is also Professor of Economics at Tilburg University and Professor of Financial and Economic Policy at the OCFEB, the research center for financial and economic policy of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Professor Lans Bovenberg received the Spinoza Prize among other things for his economic models of environmental taxes and the combination of both. He is the first Spinoza Laureate from Tilburg University.