The rich legacy of EUR economist Jan Tinbergen needs updating. Besides a Nobel Prize in economics, having founded Dutch and international organisations, being active in policymaking and economic development, and having published influential works especially on econometrics, there is also this: Tinbergen has formulated the “no envy” fairness principle already in 1930, decades earlier than previously known. We published an English translation of his Mens en Maatschappij article in the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics.
H.C.K. Heilmann & S. Wintein (2022). No envy: a Nobel economist as a forerunner on fairness. Blogpost on Erasmus University Rotterdam, March 2022.