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Research interests

I am an economist working on taxation, pensions, public finance, and macroeconomics. Being an associate professor, I lecture public finance and tax economics at the department Tax Economics, Fiscal Institute Tilburg at Tilburg University. Being a senior researcher, I work on public finance at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. I am a research fellow at Netspar.


Associate Professor, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Aug 2016- Present

Senior Researcher, CPB, The Hague, The Netherlands, Nov 1998-present

Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Feb 2012-Aug 2016

Author, Economen kunnen niet rekenen, The Hague, 2014

Blogger,, Jan 2013- present


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

PhD supervision

Richard Jaimes Bonilla, "Essays in macroeconomic theory and natural resources", 2020

Gabriella Massenz, "On the behavioral effects of tax policy", 2023

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Economics University of Tilburg (cum laude), Tilburg, The Netherlands, 1988

PhD University of Amsterdam (cum laude), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1997

External positions

Assessment (Maastricht University)

1 Feb 202231 Mar 2022

Courses, lectures, readings (Varia)

1 Jan 202231 Dec 2999

Courses, books (Rekenen aan Vergrijzing)

5 Jul 2016 → …

Research (Centraal Planbureau)

5 Jul 2016 → …


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


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