Maarten Lindeboom to serve on the WRR from 2024 onwards
The Council of Ministers approved the nomination of the new WRR (Scientific Council for Government Policy) advisory council for the period 2023-2027 in 2022, and in doing so also approved the appointment of the new council member Lindeboom.
At the WRR, Lindeboom will advise the government on various social issues. Members may put forward unsolicited topics that they think the government should consider in the long term.
One such topic that is high on Lindeboom's agenda is the issue of inequality. Many people, especially at the bottom of the labor market, face financial problems and live sometimes close below the poverty line. The Dutch government provides all kinds of benefits to ease peoples financial burden, but many people are unaware of the existence of such provisions. Even though they are entitled to have them.
The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) informs and advises the government and parliament on major social issues. From artificial intelligence to migration diversity and from sustainable care to the future of work. The WRR's advice is scientifically based and oriented towards the long term. The WRR works independently, multidisciplinary and across sectors.
Maarten Lindeboom (PhD Leiden University) is a professor of Economics and head of the department of economics at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is editor of the Journal of Health Economics until the end 2023 and held longer term visiting position at the University of Michigan (Netherlands visiting Professorship, The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences) and the University of Bristol (Benjamin Meaker Chair). He is also a crown appointed member of the Socio-Economic Council of the Netherlands until early 2024 and member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.
News item partly reposted from the website of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Find the original item here.