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Dr. Jan van Vliet

Emeritus Professor of Economics

Recent Accomplishments

2019: Developed Bachelor of Arts, Economics - approved May 2019

2018: Recipient of Dordt University Faculty Award for Noteworthy Scholarship


BA (Economics) Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

MA (Economics) Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

MTS Tyndale University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PhD Westminister Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Post-Graduate studies: University of Toronto, University of Cambridge, Princeton Theological Seminary, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Yellowknife, Canada - Economic analysis, impact studies, advising, and briefing

Assistant Chief Economist, Chase Econometrics Canada, Toronto (A division of Chase Manhattan, New York, NY) - Econometric model building, forecasting, and analysis; economic impact studies; client advising and consulting

Senior Economist, Data Resources of Canada, Toronto (A division of Data Resources Inc., Lexington, MA) - Econometric model building and forecasting

Many years experience in media appearances and speaking engagements

Academic Experience: Westminster Theological Seminary, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Prairie College, University of Toronto, Durham College/Ontario Technical University

Representative Publications

2022 World Cup Devotional: The Light is Coming. Ed. Soccer Chaplains United. Nov. 2022

Adam Smith. Presbyterian and Reformed. Philipsburg, NJ. Forthcoming 2022.

Review of The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy: We're All Dead, by Victor V. Claar and Greg Forster. Journal of Markets and Morality. Spring 2021.

Review of Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, by Matthew Kaemingk. Journal of Markets and Morality. Spring, 2019.

On Islam by Abraham Kuyper. Translator. (Bellingham, Washington: Lexham, 2017).

The Rise of Reformed System: The Intellectual Heritage of William Ames. UK Edition (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2013); North American Edition (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013)

"Abraham Kuyper's Wisdom & Wonder: A Review Essay" Pro Rege (XLI:1) Sept. 2012: 16-23

Research and Scholarship interests, contributions, and competencies: Kuyperian and Reformational thought, post-Reformation theology and philosophy, poverty alleviation and economic paradigms, Kuyperian public theology and social philosophy

Courses Taught/Teaching

Core: Kingdom, Identity, & Calling; Calling, Task, & Culture

Economics: Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics; Money & Banking; Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics; Economic History of the US; Global Economic Development; Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment, Individual Studies, Senior Economics and Business Ethics Seminar