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Jan Marc Berk to succeed  Klaas Knot as professor of Money and Banking

28 February 2012

On 1 February, Jan Marc Berk became professor of Money and Banking at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. He also works for De Nederlandse Bank (DNB) as divisional director of Economic Policy & Research. FEB Dean Harry Garretsen: ‘Jan Marc is a wonderful addition to our Faculty. Students will be able to learn at first hand from the new Professor of Money and Banking how theoretical knowledge is implemented by a central bank.’

Berk is succeeding Klaas Knot, the current DNB president who held the chair until he replaced Nout Wellink at DNB. Knot is currently honorary professor at FEB in Economics of Central Banking .

Combination of Theory and Practice

‘Jan Marc Berk is a prominent monetary economist who knows to a nicety how to combine the theory and practice of monetary policy’, Garretsen continues. ‘Our Faculty has long had an outstanding reputation in the field of monetary and banking research, and with his practical experience and academic qualifications he will be able to contribute significantly to further expanding the Groningen research tradition in monetary economics.’

Berk will teach course units in the Economics and Business Economics Bachelor’s degree programme and in the Master’s programme in Economics. He will also supervise PhD students in the field of Economics, Econometrics and Finance.

Curriculum Vitae

Jan Marc Berk (The Hague, 1964) graduated in macroeconomics with honours from Rotterdam and gained a Master’s degree, also with honours, in Financial Economics from Tilburg University. He gained his PhD 1998 at the University of Groningen with a thesis entitled ‘The preparation of monetary policy: essays on a multi-model approach’.

He joined DNB in 1988 and has filled various positions; he is currently Director of Economics & Research. In addition, he is a deputy Crown-appointed member of the SER (Sociaal-Economische Raad; Social and Economic Council), a member of the International Relations Committee of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and on the board of the International Journal of Central Banking. Berk was previously associate professor of Money and Banking at the VU and a Research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.

Last modified:07 February 2018 2.30 p.m.

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