Coen Teulings (1958) is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Utrecht University. Before he was Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge. He served 7 years as President of CPB, the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the influential Financial Thinktank of the Dutch Government that advices economic policy and that evaluates of platforms of political parties prior to general elections. Previously, he was CEO of SEO Economic Research in Amsterdam from 2004 until 2006, Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Director of the Tinbergen Institute from 1998 until 2004. He became Master of Economics cum laude at the University of Amsterdam in 1985 and in 1990 he got his PhD.