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Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament


Netherlands - Partij van de Arbeid (Netherlands)

Date of birth : , Haarlem

Curriculum vitae Paul TANG

Original version : NL

Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 26/01/2017

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 1985-1991 : University of Amsterdam: economics (cum laude)
  • 2001 : University of Amsterdam: PhD in economics

Professional career

  • 1995-2000 : Researcher, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)
  • 2000-2005 : Programme manager for European analysis and head, Economic Analysis Department, CPB
  • 2005-2007 : Deputy Director for General Economic Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • 2010-2011 : Independent economic consultant, Paul Tang Advies & Onderzoek
  • 2011-2013 : Economic consultant, Boer & Croon Management
  • 2011-2013 : Columnist with de Groene Amsterdammer

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 2005 : Member, internal committee of the Dutch Labour Party (Noten Committee) on the future of the welfare state
  • 2009-2015 : Member of the editorial board of 'Socialisme en Democratie'
  • 2014 : Leading candidate on the Dutch Labour Party list for the European elections

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 2007-2010 : Member of the House of Representatives (Netherlands States General)

Other activities

  • 1987-... : Member of the Dutch Labour Party
  • 2012-01/2014 : Member of the Executive Board, Gaming Authority