M.J. (Martijn) van der Linden MSc
In his PhD research Martijn (Jeroen) van der Linden explores different scenarios for the design of the financial-monetary system in the digital age. The main research question is: ‘how can digital technologies be applied to improve financial stability?’ To answer this question Van der Linden researches the historical relation between the design of the financial-monetary system and technological developments, Hyman Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis, and monetary reform proposals as full reserve banking, limited purpose banking, narrow banking, sovereign money, central bank issued digital currencies, digital cash, free banking and private (crypto)currencies.
In 2004 van der Linden graduated from Tilburg University where he studied Business Administration (Strategic Management). Thereafter he worked for 5 years in the financial sector, mainly at ING. After the financial crises of 2007-9 he started to explore new economic thinking and the design financial-monetary system. From February 2014 to January 2018 van der Linden was researcher on the EU-funded research project Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation. On his personal website more information is available.