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Research interests

Ed Westerhout participates in research projects in the field of the economics of ageing (among which pensions, health care and public finance) and teaches bachelor courses on public finance.


Ed Westerhout teaches the bachelor courses public finance 1 for tax economists and public finance for tax law.

Current courses

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External positions

Research (Centraal Planbureau)

5 Jul 2016 → …

Courses, books (Rekenen aan Vergrijzing)

5 Jul 2016 → …


  • Public Finance
  • Pension Economics
  • Ageing
  • Health Economics
  • Macroeconomics

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Research Output 1993 2019

A comparison of nominal and indexed debt under fiscal constraints

Westerhout, E. & Beetsma, R. M. W. J., Mar 2019, In : Journal of International Money and Finance. 91, p. 177-194 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Public consumption
Debt constraints

Top 3: Pension Systems in Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands

Jensen, S. E. H., Lassila, J., Maattanen, N., Valkonen, T. & Westerhout, E., 2 Apr 2019, Helsinki: ETLA, 14 p. (ETLA Working Papers; no. 66).

Research output: Working paperOther research output

Pension system
The Netherlands
Institutional framework

Effecten van meer keuzevrijheid bij pensioenuitkering

Starink, B., Westerhout, E., Lever, M., Ponds, E. & Folmer, K., 17 Sep 2018, Centraal Planbureau (CPB). 36 p. (CPB Report)

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional


Effecten van meer keuzevrijheid bij pensioenuitkering

Folmer, K., Lever, M., Ponds, E., Starink, B. & Westerhout, E., Sep 2018, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (NETSPAR), p. 1-51, 51 p. (Netspar Design Paper Series; vol. 2018, no. 105).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Open Access

Flexibiliteit bij de pensioenuitkering

Westerhout, E., 2018, In : PM: Pensioen magazine. 23, 10, p. 24-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional