Victor Halberstadt

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Victor Halberstadt
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Victor Halberstadt at the World Economic Forum in Istanbul (2008)
Born (1939-06-16) 16 June 1939 (age 83)
InstitutionUniversity of Amsterdam,
University of Leiden
FieldPublic Sector Finance
AwardsOrder of the Netherlands Lion

Victor Halberstadt (born 16 June 1939) is a Dutch economist.


Halberstadt was born on 16 June 1939 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1] He was raised in a Jewish family and experienced the terrors of the Holocaust. From 1965 to 1974, Halberstadt was a senior lecturer of public sector finance at the University of Amsterdam. From 1971 to 1973 he was an adviser of the Directorate-General of the National Budget of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. On 9 September 1974 he was appointed professor of public sector finance of the University of Leiden. In October 1981, he was along with economist Cees de Galan appointed an informer to mediate the 1981 Dutch Cabinet crisis.

Halberstadt has held several positions, including Crown Member of the Social-Economic Council (1972–2004), honorary secretary-general of the Bilderberg Group (1980–2000), president of the International Institute of Public Finance (1987–1990), director of Concertgebouw (1988–2011), member of the faculty of the World Economic Forum (1990–), member of the international advisory board of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (1991–), chairman of the Daimler-Chrysler international advisory board (1995–2005), member of the board of trustees of De Nederlandse Opera (2003–), member of the board of trustees of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2005–), and member of the board of trustees of the Boekman Foundation (2009–). Since 1990, Halberstadt has been a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. He is a member of the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group.[2]


Victor Halberstadt with the board of directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

Halberstadt is a member of the board of directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a global nonprofit organization that combats child sexual exploitation, child pornography, and child abduction.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Victor Halberstadt". Businessweek. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Steering Committee". Bilderberg Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  3. ^ "ICMEC Board Members". Archived from the original on 2015-07-03.
  4. ^ "prof. V. (Victor) Halberstadt – Medewerkers afdeling Economie – Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid".