On December 10th, Frank Heemskerk, the Dutch Minister for Trade, gave a guest-lecture for FEB students on the economic crisis and the implications for the Dutch economy. Heemskerk, who is an economist himself, gave a very interesting talk (slides here) that made clear how economic policy making is a mix between politics and economics.
The lecture was well attended with about 100 students present (all seats were taken in Zernike room 13) and there was fortunately enough time left after his talk for discussion. Heemskerk told the lecturer, professor Garretsen, that he was impressed by the questions from our students.
The scholarships are for $50,000 and will be available starting in 2019 thanks to a gift Prof. Wietze Eizenga left to the Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen.
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