dr. A. (Arthur) van Riel

dr. A. (Arthur) van Riel

Research fellow

Arthur van Riel studied Economic History and General Economics at Leiden University and Freie Universität Berlin. He has held posts at VU University Amsterdam, Utrecht University, the Netherlands Economic Institute (Ecorys), the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of Finance.

He has published on a range of topics, including Dutch economic history in the early modern period and government and economy in the 19th century.


At the WRR he is involved in the projects:

Contributions to WRR Publications in English


  • Riel, Arthur van (2014 'De eurocrisis en de jaren dertig: monetaire coördinatie als elephant in the room', in E. Kalse and K. Vendrik (ed.) Het crisisdiner, Amsterdam: Prometheus.
  • Cardoso, José Luís (ed.) (2010) Paying for the Liberal State: The Rise of Public Finance in Nineteenth Century Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dimsdale, Nicholas H., Nicholas Horsewood, Arthur van Riel (2006) 'Unemployment in Interwar Germany: An Analysis of the Labor Market 1927-1936', The Journal of Economic History 66, 3: 778-808.
  • Luiten van Zanden, Jan,  Arthur van Riel (2004) The Strictures of Inheritance: The Dutch Economy in the Nineteenth Century, Princeton University Press.
  • Luiten van Zanden, Jan, Arthur van Riel (2000) Nederland 1780-1914. Staat Insituties en Economische Ontwikkeling, Amsterdam: Balans.