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Arnold HEERTJE, Dutch economist in the field of General Economic Theory; History of Economic Thought; Economy of Technological Change.


Heertje, Arnold was born on February 19, 1934 in Breda, The Netherlands. Son of Maurits and Estella (Phillips) Heertje.


Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Amsterdam, 1960.


Fellow, Netherlands Institute, Institution Advanced Study Humanities and Social Sciences, 1974-1975. Visiting Professor of Economics, University California Berkeley, 1982, 1983. Professor of Economics, Faculty of Law, University Amsterdam, since 1961.


Early work was concentrated on the theory of oligopoly including a new approach to the problem of price setting in oligopolistic markets. Later I turned to problems of economic growth and welfare economics as may be seen from a paper on the optimal savings ratio. In the 1970s my main contribution has been to the economics of technical change, which is still a topic I am highly interested in.

In the field of the history of economic thought, I published letters of Mill, Ricardo and Jevons, which I happened to discover.


Member Schumpeter Society (president 1987-1988).


Married Rebekka Halberstadt, December 8, 1958. Children: Eric Maurits, Raoul Louis, Patrick Joab.

Maurits Heertje

Estella (Phillips) Heertje

Rebekka Halberstadt

Eric Maurits Heertje

Raoul Louis Heertje

Patrick Joab Heertje