Heertje, Arnold 1934–

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Heertje, Arnold 1934–

(Henk Bontebal)

PERSONAL: Born February 19, 1934, in Breda, Netherlands; son of Maurits (a chemist) and Estella Heertje; married Rebekka Halberstadt (a teacher), December 8, 1958; children: Eric Maurits, Raoul Louis, Patrick Joab (deceased). Ethnicity: "Dutch." Education: University of Amsterdam, Ph.D., 1960. Politics: Labour. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—Naarden, Netherlands. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, professor of economics, 1964–2005. Advisor to government and private companies.

WRITINGS:

Het elasticteitsbegrip in de theoretische economie, Van Gorcum (Assen, Netherlands), 1957.

De kern van de economie, Stenfert Kroese (Leiden, Netherlands), 1962, reprinted, 2006.

Geldontwaarding, W. de Haan (Hilversum, Netherlands), 1968.

Inleiding tot de commerciële economie, Stenfert Kroese (Leiden, Netherlands), 1968.

Elemtaire commerciële economie, Stenfert Kroese (Leiden, Netherlands), 1969.

Export en welvaart, Stenfert Kroese (Leiden, Netherlands), 1970.

Grundbegriffe der Volswirtschaftslehre, Springer-Verlag (New York, NY), 1970.

Economie en recht voor het agrarisch onderwijs, Stam-Robijns (Culemborg, Netherlands), 1971.

De industriële sector structuurpolitiek, Nijhoff (The Hague, Netherlands), 1971.

Economie en technische ontwikkeling, Stenfert Kroese (Leiden, Netherlands), 1973.

Terugblikken en vooruitzien, Teleboek (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1976.

De verwording ven de economie: Voor de arbeider, ondernemer en kruidenier verklaard; Waarin opgenomen de dood van een courer, Arbeiderspers (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1976.

Economics and Technical Change, Wiley (New York, NY), 1977.

Echte economie: Misverstanden over en misstanden in de economie, De Arbeiderspers (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1977.

De Nederlandse economenvolk, Loeb (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1980.

(With Harry Cohen) Het officieuze circuit: Een witboek over zwart en grijs geld, Spectrum (Utrecht, Netherlands), 1980.

(With F.J. Hogendoorn) Geld, rollen of stilstaan? Een praktisch boek over geld voor praktische mensen, Strengholt (Naarden, Netherlands), 1981.

Hoe slecht gaat het werkelijk met onze economie? Economische dagoboekaatekeningen uit de sombere jaren 1974–1980, Loeb (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1981.

The Black Economy, Penguin (New York, NY), 1982.

(With Francis W. Rushing and Felicity Skidmore) Economics, Dryden Press (Chicago, IL), 1983.

(With Philippe Barthelemy) L'economie souterraine, Economica (Paris, France), 1984.

(With R.J.G.M. Widdershoven and J. Vischjager) Het cijfer van de rechter, Samsom H.D. Tjeenk Willink (Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands), 1991.

(With H.D. Wenzel) Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre, Springer Verlag (New York, NY), 3rd edition, 1991, 6th edition, 2002.

(With Philippe Barthelemy and Patrice Pieretti) Principes d'economie politique, De Boeck Universite (Brussels, Belgium), 1992.

Schumpeter on the Economics of Innovation and the Development of Capitalism, edited by Jan Middendorp, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 2006.

EDITOR

(With J.S. Cramer and P. Venekamp) Relevance and Precision: From Quantitative Analysis to Economic Policy: Essays in Honor of Pieter de Wolff, North-Holland Publishing (New York, NY), 1976.

Schumpeter's Vision: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy after Forty Years, Praeger (New York, NY), 1981.

Investing in Europe's Future, Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1983.

Innovation, Technology and Finance, Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1988.

(With J.E. Stiglitz) The Economic Role of the State, Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1989.

(With Mark Perlman) Studies in Schumpeterian Economics, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 1990.

(With J. van Daal) Economic Thought in the Netherlands: 1650–1950, Avebury (Aldershot, Hampshire, England), 1992.

World Savings, Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1993.

(With J. Polak) European Transport Economics, Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1993.

The Makers of Modern Economics, Volume 1, Harvester Wheatsheaf (Hemel Hempstead, England), 1993, Volume 2, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 1995, Volume 3, 1997, Volume 4, 1999.

(With Donald Walker and Hans van der Doel) Pieter Hennipman, Welfare Economics and the Theory of Economic Policy, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 1995.

(With J. Polak) Analytical Transport Economics: An International Perspective, Edward Elgar (Northampton, MA), 2000.

Contributor to books. Contributor of articles on history of economic thought, technical change, welfare economics and economic policy to scholarly journals, including Kyklos, Journal of Economic Studies, History of Political Economy, Economics in a Changing World, De Economist, and Journal of Evolutionary Economics; contributor to newspapers, under pseudonym Henk Bontebal.

Heertje's works have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, and French.

SIDELIGHTS: Arnold Heertje once told CA: "I like writing both at the scientific and popular level. At the scientific level there is always the challenge to find something new and the happiness if it happens. At the popular level there is the challenge to contribute to the public debate by provoking criticism and comments. In general, I like to relate complicated and complex situations to a few basic principles: unity in pluriformity."

Heertje recently added: "I am still active in writing books and articles. In recent years I published several contributions to festschrifts for scholars in the United States, Australia, and the Netherlands. I still feel tempted to publish on theoretical issues and to apply the stock of knowledge, built up over more than fifty years, to political situations."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Times Literary Supplement, February 5, 1982, review of Schumpeter's Vision: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy after Forty Years, p. 130.