Jules J.M. Theeuwes (1944) is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Amsterdam (since 1998). He is managing director of the Economics Network for Competition and Regulation (www.encore.nl) and member of the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). Earlier he has been professor of economics at the Law Faculty of the University of Leiden. In 1975 he received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
His scientific publications are in the area of labour economics, economics of ageing, the economic analysis of law and economic aspects of competition and regulation. He chairs the advisory committee on social statistics at Statistics Netherlands and sits on the editorial board for social and cultural science publications of the Amsterdam University Press. He is founding editor of Labour Economics: An International Journal (Elsevier - North Holland). A textbook on the economic analysis of the law (together with professor Jeffrey Harrison of the Law Faculty, University of Florida) will be published later this year by W.W.Norton.