Professor Eduard J. Bomhoff

School of Business

eduard.bomhoff@monash.edu
603 5514 5601
Room 6-5-64

Eduard J. Bomhoff is a Professor of Economics, at the School of Business, Monash University Sunway campus. He has served as Director of the School of Business at the Malaysia campus of the University of Nottingham from 2005 till 2010. In his home country (the Netherlands) , he was professor of economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Nyenrode Business School. Many of his former students are now professors at business schools in Europe and the US. He has also served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health in the interim government in the Netherlands after the assassination of Pim Fortuyn in May 2002.

His research interests are monetary macroeconomics and economic growth. He has worked at the Bank of Japan and the International Monetary Fund and has been Bundesbank Professor at the Free University of Berlin. In 1995 he founded and directed a research institute and think tank at Nyenrode Business School that grew to 30 staff and a 2 million euro budget. He has also held visiting appointments at NTU in Singapore and in Leuven, Kiel and Moscow and has been a consultant or board member at several banks and pension funds. In 2005, he was appointed by the World Values Survey as principal investigator for Malaysia. In his home country, he has been a board member of the Holland Festival, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Dance Theatre. In 1998, Queen Beatrix appointed him as Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

Janneke and Eduard Bomhoff have two children, Jacco and Manja. Hobbies include opera and classical music (since 2004 they are great fans of the MPO) and travel.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Mathematics
InstitutionNetherlands School of Economics
Year awarded 1979
Master of Science
InstitutionUniversity of Leyden
Year awarded 1970
Bachelor of Science
InstitutionUniversity of Leyden
Year awarded 1966

Areas of Expertise

1Monetary Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
2World Values Survey
3Cultural factors in economic development

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ECW2730Macroeconomic Policy
ECW3143Economics of Money and Banking
MGX5461Contemporary Issues in Globalisation

Book Chapters

*Bomhoff, E. (2009), “Islam and democracy: Malaysia after 50 years”, in Y. Esmer and T. Pettersson (eds.) The international system, democracy and values, Uppsala University Press

Scholarly Journals

*Bomhoff, E. J. "Socialism and Democracy" (2013) English Title: Critique of Corporatist policies".
*Bomhoff, E.J. and Lee, G (2012)  “Tolerance and economic growth revisited – A Note”, Public Choice,Volume 153, Issue 3,Page 487-494
*Bomhoff, E. J. and Gu, M. L. (2012) "East Asia Remains Different - A comment on the index of self-expression by Inglehart and Welzel". Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 43 (3): 373-383
*Bomhoff, E. J. and Gu, M. L. (2012) "East Asian Exceptionalism - Rejoinder". Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 43 (7): 1055-7
*Bomhoff, E. J. and Gu, M. L. (2012) "Religion and Support for Democracy: A Comparative Study for Catholic and Muslim Countries", Politics and Religion 5 (2): 280-316

Conference Proceedings

*Trust in insiders and outsiders : An international comparison, WVS Conference in Doha on March 19 2013.
*The Fear of Crime: A Cross-National Analysis of Causal Factors”, Annual Conference on Social Studies, Communication and Education (ACSSC 2013), Okinawa, Japan, 21-23 November 2013 (with Grace Lee and Eduard J. Bomhoff)
*Changing Confucian Values across East Asian Countries”,  Annual Conference on Social Studies, Communication and Education (ACSSC 2013), Okinawa, Japan, 21-23 November 2013 (with Grace Lee and Eduard J. Bomhoff)
* Senadheerage, P.B.A., Bomhoff, E.J. and Lee, G.H.Y. (2012). Female age at first marriage and fertility levels: A comparison of developed and developing countries. 19th International Business Research Conference by World Business Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 19-21 November.
* Gan, S.T., Bomhoff, E.J. and Lee, G.H.Y.(2012). Family Ties and Civic Virtues: A Comparison between the East and the West . 19th International Business Research Conference by World Business Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 19-21 November

Other

*TV interview on 24 September 2011: Business Class (premier weekly TV show on economics and business)
*Article on the current financial crisis in Financieel Dagblad, principal business daily in the Netherlands
*Article on the state of economics as a discipline in NRCHandelsblad, principal  quality newspaper in the Netherlands
*A Cross-national Study of Religion and Political Orientations: Evidence from the World Values Survey, 2010
*Three articles on the editorial page of Principle Dutch Newspapers on Financial Crisis, the IMF & Dutch Central Bank.
*Two major TV interviews and several radio interviews on the financial crisis. Refer to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCtgj3upYkU&feature=related
*Dons from Monash publish new findings on economic growth - The NST 19th May 2013
*Journal article debunked - The Star 22nd May 2013.
*TV interview about the Malaysian economy by Bernama Economic Service

Local Grants

TitleBuilding and Validating a Model for Quality of Education
InvestigatorsDr. Lee Hooi Yean (PI)
Prof. Eduard J. Bomhoff
Funding PeriodNovember 2013 - February 2014
Funding Body/Organisation MOSTI - Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
TitleModelling Female Attitudes Towards Their Supply of Labour
InvestigatorsDr. Siah Kim Lan (PI)
Dr. Lee Hooi Yean
Professor Eduard J. Bomhoff
Funding PeriodJanuary 2014 – December 2014
Funding Body/Organisation MOSTI - Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
Title Building and Validating a Model for Quality of Education
Investigators Dr. Lee Hooi Yean (PI)
Prof. Eduard J. Bomhoff
Funding PeriodApr 2013 – Mar 2014
Funding Body/OrganisationMOSTI – Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
Title Gender, Attitudes and Academics Achievement: Understanding the Cross Cultural Differences
Investigators Dr. Lee Hooi Yean (PI)
Prof. Eduard J. Bomhoff
Funding Period Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Sunway Campus
Title Modernization in Asian Societies compared to the West - Using the World Values Survey
Investigators Prof. Eduard J. Bomhoff (PI)
Dr. Lee Hooi Yean
Funding Period Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
Funding Body/OrganisationMonash University Sunway Campus
TitleVolatility and Economic Growth in Asia and the Middle East
InvestigatorsProfessor Eduard Bomhoff
Professor Mahendhiran Nair
Funding PeriodJan 2005 to Dec 2005
Funding Body/OrganisationMonash University Sunway Campus

Current Supervision

Student Liyanage Devangi Hanamika, Perera
Title The Importance of the Family In Determining the Quality of Children's Education; (PhD)
Student Geok May, Koh
Title Sustainable Growth in Malaysia : An In-Depth Analysis Into Income Distribution in Malaysia; (PhD)
Student Amanina Abdur Rahman
TitleA Multi-Dimensional Approach to Understanding Crime (PhD)
StudentShin Ee, Teo
TitleWorkplace Discrimination Against Homosexuals (PhD)

Completed Supervision

StudentGu Man Li
TitleAsian Values and Democracy : Evidence from the World Values Survey; (PhD)
Awarding University Monash University
StudentPamudi Banjitha Abeynayake, Senadheerage
TitleMarriage timing and fertility levels: A comparison between developed and developing countries (BBusCom Honours); 2012
Awarding University Monash University
StudentSue Tee, Gan
TitleFamily Ties and Civic Virtues: A Comparison Between The East and The West  (BBusCom Hons); 2012
Awarding University Monash University
StudentKay Ann, Cheong
TitleGeographical Distribution of Talent, Creativity and Regional Growth: A Study on South Korea (BBusCom Hons); 2012
Awarding University Monash University
StudentShazeen, Dhanji
TitleSchool Resources, Parents and GDP: Shaping the Future of Education (BBusCom Hons); 2011
Awarding University Monash University
StudentZheng Xiew Serene, Tan
TitleThe Shift to the Service Sector: An Analysis of the Malaysian Economy (BBuscom Honours)
Awarding University Monash University
StudentIzlin Ismail (University Malaya) (PhD)
TitleEssays on the monetary history of Malaysia
Awarding UniversityNottingham University

Local Presentation

*Lecture for visiting staff and students from the University of Amsterdam "Culture and Politics of East Asia" , given on January 28, 2013.
*Seminar at Monash Clayton campus 11th April 2011 - Prof. Eduard J. Bomhoff, School of Business, Monash Malaysia on ‘Religion and Support for Democracy: A Comparative Study for Catholic and Muslim Countries’.

International Presentation

*Speaker, East Asia – Successful but Different, Conference of Business Economist, Nov 2010, Washington DC
*Speaker, Macroeconomics in Crisis, Association of MBA’s Annual Conference for Deans and Directors 2010 Responsible Management For A World In Transition, May 2010, Berlin