Professor Dr. P. J. Verdoorn

  • C. J. Van Eijk


P. J. Verdoorn, born on 21 March 1911 in Amsterdam, studied economics at the Municipal University of Amsterdam. He received a Ph. D. degree from the Netherlands School of Economics at Rotterdam in 1943, and his doctoral thesis was written under supervision of Professor J. Tinbergen.1 After his doctoral examination (which is approximately the equivalent of a M.A. degree), he worked with the Dutch railways. In 1939 he joined the economics department of the Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones, the Dutch national communications organization. In these functions he was occupied with market research, which led him to apply econometric methods to market analytical problems. In 1939 he wrote, in co-operation with J. Tinbergen, an article on the demand for passenger-traffic by rail.2 During this time he probably also collected part of the material for an important book on market analysis which was published in 1949.3


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References (Notes)

  1. 1.
    P. J. Verdoorn. De Verstarring van de Produktiekosten. De Erven F. Bohn N.V. Haarlem, 1943.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. Tinbergenen P. J. Verdoorn. De vraag naar personenvervoer per spoor. De Neder- landsche Conjunctuur, C.B.S. 1939.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. Grondslagen en Techniek van de Marktanalyse. Stenfert Kroese, Leiden, 1950.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    P. J. Verdoorn. Het onbevredigende niveau onzer arbeidsproduktiviteit. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 7 augustus, 1946, page 503.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. Arbeidsduur en Welvaartspeil. Stenfert Kroese, Leiden, 1947.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. Fattoriche regolana los sviluppo della produttività del lavoro. L’Industria, no. 1, 1949.Google Scholar
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    N. Kaldor. Causes of the Slow Rate of Economic Growth of the United Kingdom, an Inaugural Lecture, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1966 page 10. For recent discussions see: R. E. Rowthorn. What Remains of Kaldor’s Law? Economic Journal 1975, page 10; H. W. Singer and Lyn Reynolds. Technological Backwardness and Productivity Growth. Economic Journal 1975, page 873; and N. Kaldor. Economic Growth and the Verdoorn Law - A Comment on Mr. Rowthorn’s Article. Economic Journal 1975, page 891.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. Complementary and Long-range Projections. Econometrica, 1956, p. 429.Google Scholar
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    Méthodes de prévision du développement économique à long terme. Informations Statistiques, 1960 no. 6, p. 525. Office Statistique des Communautés Européennes.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. The Role of Capital in long-term Projection Models. Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles, no. 5, 1959, p. 49.Google Scholar
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    Verdoorn was one of the first authors - if not the first - to formulate this theorem explicitly. See: L. M. Koyck and Maria J. ’t Hooft-Welvaars, Economic Growth, Marginal Productivity of Capital and the Rate of Interest, in: F. H. Hahn and F. P. R. Brechling (eds). The Theory of Interest Rates. Macmillan, London, 1966.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. Welke zijn de achtergronden en vooruitzichten van de economische integratie in Europa en welke gevolgen zou deze integratie hebben, met name voor de welvaart in Nederland. Preadviezen 1952 van de Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde, Den Haag, 1952.Google Scholar
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    R. G. D. Allen and J. R. Hicks. A Reconsideration of the Theory of Value. Economica New Series I 1934, p. 52 and p. 196.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. The intra-block trade of the Benelux, in: E. A. G. Robinson (ed.). Economic Consequences of the Size of Nations. Macmillan, London, 1960.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn en F. J. M. Meyer zu Schlochtern. Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in the Common Market. Intégration européenne et réalité économique. 1964, p. 95.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn and A. N. R. Schwartz. Two Alternative estimates of the Effects of EEC and 21. EFTA on the Pattern of Trade. European Economic Review, 1972, p. 291.Google Scholar
  17. 21.
    The Short term Model of the Central Planning Bureau and its forecasting perfor-mance (1953-1963) in: Macro-Economic Models for Planning and policy-making. U.N., Geneva, 1967.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn and J. J. Post. Capacity and Short-term Multipliers, in: Econometric Analysis for National Economic Planning, Colston Papers. No. 16, Butterworth, London, 1964.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn and J. J. Post. Comparison of the Prewar and Postwar Business Cycles in The Netherlands, in: M. Bronfenbrenner, ed. Is the Business Cycle Obsolete? John Wiley & Sons, London, 1969.Google Scholar
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    P. J. Verdoorn. De eigen markt der onderneming. Stenfert Kroese, Leiden, 1952.Google Scholar
  21. 25.
    P. J. Verdoorn. Het commercieel beleid bij Verkoop en Inkoop. Stenfert Kroese, Leiden, 1964.Google Scholar
  22. 26.
    See: K. S. Palda. Economic Analysis for Marketing Decision. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Yersey, 1969.Google Scholar
  23. 27.
    See: Verkopen volgens plan. Contactgroep Opvoering Productiviteit, Den Haag, 1954.Google Scholar

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