Arjan Lejour

programmaleider, Sector 1 Belasting en begroting
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Centraal Planbureau

Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
2594 AV Den Haag

Arjan Lejour is projectleader at the sector Public Finance of CPB and professor Taxation and Public Finance at Tilburg University. Between 2011 and 2018 he was programmeleader Taxation at CPB. He has also been programmeleader Globalisation and Europe between 2005 and 2012. Before he was senior researcher in international economics at CPB. Arjan is an expert in (international) business taxation, trade behaviour of Dutch firms, and trade in services. He has also analysed many EU policies, such as the internal market, economic reforms (Europe 2020), subsidiarity issues and enlargement. He has been consultant for DG Economic and Financial Affairs, DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Trade, DG Taxud and DG Budget of the European Commission and for the Swiss and Finnish government. He also particpates in various national and international working groups.

  • PhD in Economics, 1995, thesis "Integrating or Desintegrating Welfare States? a qualitative study to the consequences of economic integration on social insurance", Centre for Economic Research (CentER), Tilburg University.
  • Masters in Philosophy of Economics at Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1990
  • Masters in Econometrics at Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1990
  • Full professor Taxation and Public Finance at Tilburg University (Fiscal Institute Tilburg)
  • Fellow member of CESifo Research Network
  • Advisory board member Empirica
  • Chair of the committee Economics and Taxation of de Vereniging voor Belastingwetenschap 2021 / 2022
  • Member of the Dutch advisory committee Draagkracht / financial strength 2020 / 2021
  • Member of the Dutch advisory committee Taxing Multinational firms 2019 / 2020
  • Member of the (IBO)-committee on part time work 2018 / 2019
  • Associate professor at Tilburg University (Fiscal Institute), 2016 - 2019
  • Guest lecturer at Free University Amsterdam, 2013-2015
  • Programmeleader Globalisation, CPB, 2009-2011
  • Programmeleader European Analysis, CPB, 2005-2009
  • Senior researcher at the sector International Economics, CPB, 1996 - 2005
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam, 1998
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Tilburg University, 1994 - 1996
  • PhD student Centre for Economic Research (CentER), Tilburg University, 1990 - 1994

Publications

March 25, 2022

Inequality and Redistribution in the Netherlands

How high is income inequality in the Netherlands? How progressive are taxes and how much income does government spending redistribute? This study presents the most exhaustive responses for the Netherlands to these...

March 25, 2022

Ongelijkheid en herverdeling

De herverdeling van inkomens tussen Nederlandse huishoudens vindt vooral plaats door overheidsuitgaven zoals toeslagen en bijstand, en veel minder door belastingheffing. Ook blijkt dat hogere inkomens geen groter deel van hun inkomen afdragen aan belastingen dan lagere inkomens. De bovenste 1% van de huishoudens betaalt gemiddeld zelfs minder belasting dan de overige huishoudens.

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September 21, 2021

Certificering budgettaire raming Wet tegengaan mismatches bij toepassing zakelijkheidsbeginsel

In deze notitie certificeert het CPB de budgettaire raming door het ministerie van Financiën van de fiscale beleidsmaatregelen uit het wetsvoorstel Wet tegengaan mismatches bij toepassing zakelijkheidsbeginsel....

November 17, 2020

Belastingontduiking en vermogensongelijkheid

Inkeerregeling vergroot belastingopbrengst, ook op langere termijn.

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October 12, 2020

Offshore Tax Evasion and Wealth Inequality: Evidence from a Tax Amnesty in the Netherlands

As long as there have been taxes, people have tried to avoid and evade them. Interest in these phenomena has been fueled by the effects on public revenues, as well as on the distribution of wealth and income....