Joris Tieleman is co-founder of the student movement Rethinking Economics in the Netherlands, which campaigns for a broader, more realistic and more socially relevant economics education. He has previously published "Thinking like an Economist?", a systematic analysis of economics curricula in the Netherlands. Currently he and his colleagues are following that up with the project "Economy Studies", a book containing proposals of how to improve economics curricula in universities worldwide. This project has received support from the ISRF Flexible Grants for Small Groups (F5).
Joris has completed an MSc in Spatial Economics (cum laude) at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and an MSc in Human Geography at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He is currently writing a PhD on the development of collective amenities in the rapidly growing city of Accra, Ghana, at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.