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  • Warandelaan 2, Prisma Building, room P 3.101

    5037 AB Tilburg


  • United Kingdom

1984 …2018
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Research interests

Lans Bovenberg has social-economic expertise on a wide field.  His expertise ranges from the field of government finance, taxes, pensions, aging, labor market and social security to environmental economics.

Recently, his focus is concentrated on new ways of teaching economics at highschools.



April 2015- present

F.J.D. Golschmeding chair at Tilburg University.

June 2013-april 2015

Institute Gak professor pre-funded pension provision

April 2009- present
Scientific Advisor of Netspar, Tilburg University.

April 2004 until April 2009
Scientific Director of Netspar, Tilburg University.

May 2002 until December 2004
Scientific Director of CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
April 1998 until April 2002
Research Professor at the CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
September 1995 until April 1998
Deputy Director, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague, the Netherlands; Senior Research Fellow at the CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
May 1992 until September 1995
Senior Research Fellow at the CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
May 1992 until May 2004
Research Professor at the Research Center for Economic Policy (OCfEB), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
May 1990 to May 1992
On leave from the IMF at Ministry of Economic Affairs, Directorate for General Economic Policy, The Netherlands--Economist; Visiting Professor at the Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

February 1985 to May 1990
International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, USA - Economist
Winter 1984-85
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Visiting Scholar at Fiscal Economic Institute
Autumn 1983
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA - Teaching Assistant in Macroeconomics
Spring 1978-Spring 1981
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Research Assistant at Econometric Institute

PhD supervision

Member PH.D. Defence Committee (for a complete list see my CV)

  • P. Tang, "Essays on Economic Growth and Imperfect Markets", Universiteit van Amsterdam, 29 maart 2001.
  • W. Verhagen, "Inflation Targeting and Interest Rate Policy", Universiteit van Tilburg, 20 juni 2001.

  • T. Leers, "Public Pensions and Population Aging: An Economic Analysis of Fertility, Migration, and Social-Security Policy", Universiteit van Tilburg, 27 juni 2001.

  • B. Jacobs, "Public Finance and Human Capital", University of Amsterdam, May 14, 2002 (promotor).

  • W. Wagner, "Risk Sharing under Incentive Constraints", Tilburg University, June 14, 2002.

  • M. Belot, "Labor Market Institutions in OECD Countries: Orgins and Consequences", Tilburg University, January 17, 2003.
  • A. van der Horst, "Government Interference in a Dynamic Economy", University of Amsterdam, February 13, 2003.
  • van Beugelsdijk, "Culture and Economic Development in Europe", Tilburg University, September 24, 2003.
  • B. van Groezen, "The Wealth of Generations. Aging, Pensions and Welfare from a Macroeconomic Perspective", October 3, 2003.
  • J. van de Ven, "Psychological Sentiments and Economic Behavior", October 10, 2003.
  • R.S.J. Koijen, "Essays on Asset Pricing," Tilburg University, April 16, 2008.
  • Y. Adema, "The international spillover effects of ageing and pensions?," Tilburg University, May 30, 2008.
  • K. van der Wiel, "Essays on Expectations, Power and Social Security," Tilburg University, December 4, 2009.
  • J. Tamerus, " Defined Ambition," University of Amsterdam, June 22, 2011.
  • R. Mehlkopf, "Risksharing with the unborn," Tilburg University, October 21, 2011 (co-promotor with F. de Jong).
  • D. Hollanders, "The Effect of Aging on Pensions," Tilburg University, June 20, 2012.
  • S.J. Vos, "Essays in Pension Economics and Intergenerational Risksharing," University of Amsterdam, November 7, 2012.
  • J. P.M. Bonenkamp," Risk, redistribution and retirement: the role of pension schemes", Tilburg University, June 5, 2013.
  • C. van Halem, "Israël: Wortel en Doorn," Tilburg University, June 8, 2015.
  • S. van Bilsen, "Essays on Intertemporal Consumption and Portfolio Choice," Tilburg University, November 4, 2015 

External positions

(Goldschmeding Foundation)

15 May 2017 → …


  • Health Care
  • Public Finance
  • Monetary Policy
  • International Economics
  • Taxes
  • Environmental Economics
  • European Monetary Union
  • Government Finance
  • Labour Market Policy
  • Ageing
  • Non Profit Sector
  • Social Security

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Research Output 1984 2018

Economics as a discipline of hope

Bovenberg, L., 2018, Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue. Nullens, P. & van den Heuvel, C. (eds.). Leuven: Peeters Publishers, Vol. 6. p. 21-40 (Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics; vol. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

How costly is it to ignore interest rate risk management in your 401(k) plan?

van Bilsen, S., Boelaars, I., Bovenberg, L. & Mehlkopf, R., Feb 2018, Tilburg: NETSPAR, 26 p. (Netspar Discussion Paper; vol. 02/2018-003).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Open Access
Interest rate risk
Risk management
Pension plans
Life cycle

Valuation and Hedging of Variable Annuities in Pension Schemes

Bovenberg, A. L., van Bilsen, S. & Laeven, R. J. A., 2018, (In preparation) Tilburg: Tilburg University, 55 p.

Research output: Working paperOther research output

Nominal interest rate
Variable annuities
Pension scheme

Economieonderwijs in balans: Je geld én je leven

Bovenberg, L., 2017, In : Radix. 43, 1, p. 34-47

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Essays on pay-as-you-go pension schemes, demographics, fiscal policy, credit rationing and house prices

Heeringa, W., 2017, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 178 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
House prices
Pension scheme
Pay-as-you-go pension
Fiscal policy

Activities 1994 2011

  • 7 Editorial activity

De Economist (Journal)

A.L. Bovenberg (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Journal)

A.L. Bovenberg (Editor)
2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

CESifo Economic Studies (Journal)

A.L. Bovenberg (Editorial board member)
2003 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Christen Democratische Verkenningen (Journal)

A.L. Bovenberg (Editorial board member)
2002 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Finanzarchiv : Zeitschrift fuer das gesamte Finanzwesen (Journal)

A.L. Bovenberg (Editorial board member)
2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Projects 1995 2008

Tax competition and tax evasion in a multi-jurisdictional world

Bovenberg, L., Ligthart, J. E. & Voget, J.


Project: Research project

Environmental policy in a second-best world

Bovenberg, L. & van Hagen, G. H. A.


Project: Research project