Coen Teulings appointed distinguished professor at Utrecht University

Coen Teulings

Prof. Coen Teulings has been appointed distinguished professor at Utrecht University with effect from 1 January 2018. He is currently professor of Economics at Cambridge.

As a distinguished professor, Teulings will be joining a select group of professors at Utrecht University – scholars and scientists whose work and standing transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. Utrecht University is excited to be welcoming him on board. According to Bert van der Zwaan, UU's Rector Magnificus, 'One of our key focus areas is interdisciplinary research on institutions; on the laws, practices and organisations that shape the dynamics of our society. Coen Teulings is a brilliant addition to our team.'


In addition to his ongoing research on the labour market and urban economies, Teulings plans to zoom in over the coming years on cross-links between economics and insights from other disciplines, such as biology, law, political science, history and geography. This research will be based at the UU's Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Says Teulings, 'I've been impressed with the quality and ambition evident in Utrecht in recent years and I have high expectations of my collaboration with scientists in other disciplines, which will be vital to the research and teaching I plan to pursue.'


Coen Teulings (b. 1958) studied economics at the University of Amsterdam. Currently he holds posts as professor of Economics at Cambridge University and part-time professor at the University of Amsterdam. He has published numerous articles on a variety of topics including income inequality and on labour market issues. Previously he was director of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and of the Tinbergen Institute. Teulings will take up his appointment at Utrecht in January 2018 and continue to teach at Cambridge until mid-2018.

Distinguished professors

Since 2002, Utrecht University has appointed a select number of distinguished university professors. Distinguished professors are scientists and scholars who have a proven track record of innovative teaching and research and are given full scope to pursue these interests. They also play a defining role in discussions within the academic community and in society at large.