Jan Tinbergen was born in 1903 in the The Hague, The Netherlands. He studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Leiden after earning his PhD in physics, he went on to become professor of economics at The Netherlands School of Economics in Rotterdam.

He shared the Nobel Prize in Economics with Ragnar Frisch for developing the first macroeconomics model.

After working briefly for the League of Nations, he went on to become the director of the Dutch Central Planning Bureau in 1945-1955.

The Jan Tinbergen Award was created in his honor at The International Statistical Institutein the Netherlands.

The Jan Tinbergen Scholarships Programme named in his honor offers 40 scholarships a year to students in developing countries.

Books by Jan Tinbergen:

http://www.nobel.se/economics/laureates/1969/tinbergen-cv.html http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=74447 http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/Tinbergen.html http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm?chunk=25&skip=0&wauth=jan%20tinbergen