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(tĭn′bər-gən, -bĕr′KHən), Jan 1903-1994.
Dutch economist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for the application of mathematics and statistical methods to economics. His brother Nikolaas (1907-1988), a Dutch-born British ethologist, shared a 1973 Nobel Prize for his pioneering work on animal behavior.
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1. (Biography) Jan (jæn). 1903–94, Dutch economist, noted for his work on econometrics. He shared (1969) the first Nobel prize for economics with Ragnar Frisch
2. (Biography) his brother, Nikolaas (ˈnɪkələs). 1907–88, British zoologist, born in the Netherlands; studied animal behaviour, esp instincts, and was one of the founders of ethology; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1973
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(ˈtɪn bɜr gən)

1. Jan (yän), 1903–94, Dutch economist: Nobel prize 1969.
2. his brother Nikolaas, 1907–88, British ethologist, born in the Netherlands.
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Noun1.Tinbergen - Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988)
2.Tinbergen - Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
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Many of the contributors arose from humble circumstances, but financially only, since their parents showed breadths of interest and intellectual inclinations that furthered the authors' intellectual abilities.(19) They come from left wing or liberal family backgrounds, and their voices are of liberalism and reason.(20) The 1930's was a period of leftist ideals, and many of the contributors shared in them.(21) Tsuru was jailed for Marxist activities; Klein had to leave the United States for Oxford University during the McCarthy era; Tinbergen was a member of the Labour Party; Baumol's parents were Marxists, and Rostow's were democratic socialists.
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Sarah Baird, University of California, San Diego; Ephraim Chirwa, University of Malawi; Jacobus Joost De Hoop, Tinbergen Institute; Craig McIntosh, University Of California, San Diego; and Berk Ozler, The World Bank
The effects of nestling mass and hatching date were studied because the probability of local survival is known to be related to these factors (birds of low mass or that hatch late in the season show low local survival; Perrins 1965, Tinbergen and Boerlijst 1990, Verhulst et al.
Jan Tinbergen once observed that "it is almost a tautology to say that investment is governed by profit expectations." The problem is that profit expectations are very difficult to measure.
The question of whether behavior contains phylogenetic information has been raised repeatedly (Lorenz 1941, 1958; Tinbergen 1959; Hodos and Campbell 1969; Atz 1970; Aronson 1981; Prum 1990; Brooks and McLennan 1991; de Queiroz and Wimberger 1993; Edwards and Naeem 1993).
Tinbergen from the Netherlands, and Professor Lawrence Klein from the United States of America.
In the meantime, Niko Tinbergen's (1951) The Study of Instinct, several journal articles, and two books by Lorenz were published.