PPE HEAD OF STUDIES ECONOMICS.
Marjan Hofkes is full Professor of Environmental Economics at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEWEB) and Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM).
She obtained her doctoral degree in Econometrics in 1987 (cum laude) and she received her PhD in Mathematical Economics in 1991, from VU Amsterdam.
She is former head of the department of Environmental Economics of IVM, former acting director and chair of the management board of the same institute as well as former deputy director of IVM. Previously, she was a policy advisor to the Minister of Finance. Among other advisory roles, she was member of the committee on Sustainable Development of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER).
Marjan Hofkes has extensive research and research management experience across a number of fields, including economic modelling, economic growth, labour market economics and income policy, ranging from pure academic to policy supporting research. Her more recent research focuses on the economics of sustainable development, environment-economy trade-offs and economic effects of floods. She was one of the founders of TPEdigitaal, a Dutch electronic journal of Political Economy.