Stefan Thewissen


Programme lead at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

Stefan Thewissen


I am Programme Lead at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, an independent economic research institute in the Netherlands. I lead the programme on Wellbeing, which aims to help governments to create policies that enhance wellbeing of all citizens in a sustainable fashion. Previously, I was an economist at the OECD and a postdoctoral researcher at Nuffield College and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the University of Oxford. I have a PhD in Economics from Leiden University and have been visiting scholar at the World Bank Development Research Group and Harvard. In addition, I worked as consultant for the OECD, World Bank, and the Global Fund, and I was a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
My research interests are inclusive growth, social protection, health, education and labour markets.

Please have a look at my website ( for an overview of my publications.

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