Bert Scholtens

Bert Scholtens, University of Groningen

As of 1 June 2010 prof. Bert Scholten has been appointed professor Economics of Sustainability at the FEB: The J.L. Bouma Chair. Scholtens is professor by special appointment by the ‘C.R. Rao Stichting’ which aims to advance scientific research in the fields of statistics, econometrics and related fields. The J.L. Bouma chair is financed by SNS Reaal and contributes to research and education in sustainability, energy and corporate social responsability, forom a financial economic perspective.

L.J.R. Scholtens (1959) studied General Economics at the RUG. He gained his PhD at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) with a thesis entitled ‘Towards a theory of international financial intermediation’, while working as a policy official at the Postbank. After graduating he worked as University Lecturer (UD) in International Economics and as UD in Financial Institutions at the UvA. In 1999 he transferred to the RUG, where he became UD in Finance, Investment and Accounting. In 2001 he was appointed Senior Lecturer (UHD) in Sustainability and Financial Institutions and in 2005 he became Professor (endowed chair) of Sustainability and Financial Institutions.