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Kees Goudswaard

Professor of Applied Economics, Professor of Social Security

Name
Prof.dr. K.P. Goudswaard
Telephone
+31 71 527 7756
E-mail
k.p.goudswaard@law.leidenuniv.nl

Kees Goudswaard (1955) is Professor of Economics at the Law School, Leiden University and Professor of Social Security at the Gak Institute, Leiden University.

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Short bio

Kees  Goudswaard (1955) is Professor of Economics at the Law School, Leiden University and Professor of Social Security at the Gak Institute, Leiden University. He is head of the Economics Department at Leiden University. His research areas are: social policy, pensions and public finance.

Goudswaard has been director of several research programs on social security, for which he received grants of approximately 4 million euros. At the moment he supervises a project on self-reliance and social protection, funded by Instituut Gak. In recent years he has done much research on pensions, as a fellow of Netspar, Tilburg University.

He holds several advisory and supervisory positions. At the moment, Goudswaard is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank. Also, he is chairman of the committee of the Social and Economic Council that advises the government on the future of the pension system. 

Education

  • Doctoral in economics, graduation with distinction, Free University of Amsterdam (1981)
  • Doctor's degree, Leiden University (1988), thesis on public debt management

Main current positions

  • Professor of social security (1995 - now), GAK Foundation
  • Professor of economics (2000 - now), Faculty of Law, Leiden Univer­si­ty
  • Head Department of economics, Leiden University (2000 - now)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank (2012 - now)
  • Chairman Education Advisory Board Capabel, Academy of Social Security (2003 - now)
  • Member Taskforce Montae pensions as expert advisor (2011 - now)
  • Member Editorial Board Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement), Tilburg University (2011 - now)
  • Member Editorial Board, Journal Public Finance and Management
  • Member Partner Council Netspar (2013 - now)
  • Member Advisory Board Hans van Mierlo Foundation (2012 - now)
  • Member Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (2016 - now)

Main former positions

  • Crown-member of the Social and Economic Council (the main government advisory body on social and economic policy in the Netherlands, 1994 - 2008)
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Social and Economic Council (2000 - 2006)
  • Chairman Expert Committee on Social and Economic Policy (Social and Economic Council, 2007 - 2010)
  • Chairman Expert Committee on the sustainability of the pension system (Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, 2009 - 2010)
  • Member of the Central Planning Committee (Advisory Committee of CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, 1997 - 2004)
  • Member Advisory Committee Macroeconomic Statistics, Statistics Netherlands (2008 - 2012)
  • Member Delta Lloyd Advisory Board (2005 - 2012)
  • Member Achmea Vitale Scientific Advisory Board (2009 - 2012)
  • Member of the board of the Foundation for Public Finance (Drees Stichting, 1999 - 2012)
  • Member of the board of the Dutch Social Security Association (NGSZ, 2007 - 2012)

Consultancy

  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
  • Commission of the European Communities
  • Netherlands Court of Audit
  • Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles
  • Delta Lloyd
  • Achmea 

Fellow

  • Research Fellow Leiden Law School, Leiden Unversity
  • External Fellow Netspar, Tilburg University  

Research grants

Grants by GAK Foundation (approximately 3.5 million euros), Netspar, European Union, SNS Reaal, Dutch Association of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars), VNO/NCW, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

Professor of Applied Economics, Professor of Social Security

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A251

Contact

Professor of Applied Economics, Extraordinary Professor of Social Security

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A251

Contact

Publications

  • De Nederlandsche Bank Lid Raad van Commissarissen
  • De Nederlandsche Bank Lid van de Bankraad
  • Sociaal-Economische Raad Voorzitter SER-commissie Toekomst Pensioenstelsel
  • Montae Pensioen Lid Task Force Montae Pensioen als Expert Adviser
  • Netspar, Universiteit Tilburg Lid Editorial Board van Netspar (Network on Pensions, Aging and Retirement)
  • Capabel/Progresz, Hogeschool voor Sociale Zekerheid Voorzitter Onderwijsraad
  • Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting Lid Raad van Advies
  • Netspar, Universiteit Tilburg Lid Stichtingsraad
  • KHMW Lid Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
  • Journal Public Finance and Management Lid Editorial Board
  • Ministerie van SZW Extern adviseur onderzoek
  • Stichting Pensioenlab Lid Raad van Advies
  • KHMW Lid jury Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijs Economische Wetenschappen

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