Roel Beetsma is Professor of Macroeconomics and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Member of the European Fiscal Board and Research Fellow of the CEPR. He obtained his Ph.D. from Tilburg University and has held visiting positions at DELTA Paris, UBC Vancouver and UC Berkeley. He has also been consultant to various international and other organizations. His work has been published in a wide range of journals.