In memory of Arnold Heertje


Arnold Heertje, economist and emeritus professor died last week. He died on Saturday 4 April at the age of 86.

Heertje was also known for his opposition to the Betuwelijn and his textbook De Kern van de Economie. In 2016, Heertjes's textbook - almost 55 years after the first edition - was re-introduced as a teaching method in many schools. As can be seen in Law van Speaking, the emeritus professor at that time still gave guest lessons in economics at secondary schools.

The episode of Law van Speaking met Heertje is on show on Tuesday 7 April at 23.20 hours on NPO2. The episode was broadcast for the first time on April 13, 2016.