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Graduated as economist and business economist (cum laude). Took a PhD at Groningen University on the theory of money. Worked in academia, business, and ministries. Was editor-in-chief and publishing director of the Dutch leading economists policy journal. Worked on cartel detection and merger control in the Dutch financial sector. Since 2010 part time self-employed (Ecovisie), as internal supervisor and advisor.

Part time professor of Pension Markets since 2008 (formerly Erasmus University Rotterdam; currently Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), focussing on the workings of several markets within the pensions sector. Co-edited a widely used book on collective pension plans (Springer Verlag, 2007). Supervised several MA and PhD students. Founded a successful full year semi-academic executive pensions program. Studied developments in both pension funds and pension insurance industry. Gives many lectures to professionals about current pension policy and market developments.

Past and present: member of supervisory boards of firms within and outside of the financial sector + chairman of the supervisory boards of two pension funds + member of advisory committees of the Financial Markets Authority on financial reporting and auditing + academic member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) + independent ('crown') member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) + several board and advisory positions, mostly in the financial sector, e.g. on sustainable investment.


Pension Economics and Governance (MA course Financial Management) 2019-

Academic Director of accredited postgraduate program Risk Management for Financial Instutions, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, September 2018 -

Leergang Reflectie op Pensioentoezicht (het Zijlstra Center) 2017-2018

E_BA_FSR Financial Sector Regulation (MA course in Duisenberg Honours Program) 2016-2017

PhD candidates: Jairo Rivera Rozo (t.b.d.), Gosse Alserda (dec. 2017)

Ancillary activities

  • European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority | Frankfurt | Member of the Occupational Pensions and Stakeholder Group | 2016-03-10
  • Stg. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Zoetwarenindustrie | Utrecht | Chairman Supervisory Board | 2016-03-10
  • Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance | Amsterdam | nonexecutive director | 2016-03-10
  • Vereniging Vogelbescherming Nederland | Zeist | Member Supervisory Board | 2016-03-10
  • Sociaal Economische Raad | Den Haag | Independent ('crown') member + chairman SCOOR foundation | 2016-03-11
  • Netspar | Tilburg | chair Editorial Board | 2016-07-05
  • Triodos Bank | Zeist | nonexecutive director | 2017-05-19
  • Arriva Nederland | Heerenveen | nonexecutive director | 2017-11-02
  • Stichting KDP (KPMG Deferred Payments) | Amstelveen | chairman | 2017-12-18
  • Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek / Statistics Netherlands | Den Haag | Member of sounding board Pension Entitlement Statistics | 2018-05-01

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Pension funds Business & Economics
National cultures Business & Economics
Redistribution Business & Economics
Public pensions Business & Economics
Factors Business & Economics
Cultural dimensions Business & Economics
Regulation and supervision Business & Economics
Pension plans Business & Economics

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Research Output 2005 2018

National culture and the configuration of public pensions

van der Lecq, S. G., Steenbeek, O. W., Rivera Rozo, J. A. & García Huitrón, M. E. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Comparative Economics. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
National cultures
Public pensions
Pension plans

X-efficiency and economies of scale in pension fund administration and investment

van der Lecq, S. G., Alserda, G. A. G. & Bikker, J. 12 Jul 2018 In : Applied Economics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pension funds
Economies of scale

Alles heeft zijn tijd

van der Lecq, S. G. 15 Jun 2017 Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 20 p.

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speech

Open Access

Alles heeft zijn tijd

van der Lecq, S. G. Sep 2017 In : Tijdschrift voor Pensioenvraagstukken. 2017, 28, p. 19-23 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Board Diversity and Self-Regulation in Dutch Pension Funds

van der Lecq, S. G., Swinkels, L. A. P. & Shi, L. 2017 In : Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 36, 2, p. 111-127

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pension fund
Pension funds