After the PhD students presented their research, lively discussions followed. Van der Straten: 'We went into our research, but also discussed how to better integrate broad welfare into policy. We talked about why it is important to shift our focus to the long term and the future of young people. We also discussed how we can bring policy and economics closer together.'
Kaag: Hugely inspired
In a LinkedIn post Minister Kaag wrote she was hugely inspired by the PhD students. 'Your studies testified to your deep commitment to improving prosperity - for all. You approached complex issues such as a more inclusive labour market and better wealth distribution with innovative solutions. It was an enriching experience to hear you speak’, Minister Kaag said.