Arjan Lejour

programmaleider, Sector 1 Publieke financiën
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Arjan Lejour is programmeleader at the sector Public Finance of CPB. He is responsible for the research programme taxation and the housing market. 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, trade in services and the effects of trade on economic growth. 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
  • Associate professor Tilburg University (Fiscal Institute)
  • Advisory board member Empirica
  • 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
  • Guest lecturer at Free University Amsterdam, 2013-2015


Publications

September 11, 2018

Indicatoren vermogensongelijkheid

De overall indicator voor vermogensongelijkheid bestaat niet. Voor een totaalbeeld heeft de Gini-coëfficiënt de voorkeur. Voor een focus op de staarten van de verdeling kunnen beter andere maatstaven gebruikt worden,...

June 2, 2018

Evaluatie Keuzes in Kaart 2018-2021

De nieuwe opzet van de doorrekening van de verkiezingsprogramma’s, Keuzes in Kaart 2018-2021, door het Centraal Planbureau (CPB) bevalt goed. Dit blijkt uit de vandaag verschenen evaluatie die het bureau heeft...

February 1, 2018

Fiscal incentives and the choice of organization form in the Netherlands

This paper studies the impact of fi scal incentives on the choice of organizational form.To determine the fiscal incentive we construct the alternative before-tax income and simulate the tax incentive.

December 19, 2017

Fiscaliteit en de rechtsvorm van ondernemingen

Ondernemers veranderen zelden van rechtsvorm. Alleen ondernemers met hogere winstinkomens stappen soms over naar een vennootschap. Zo voorkomen zij dat de belastingdruk omhoog gaat....

November 22, 2017

Cheaper and More Haircuts After VAT Cut? Evidence From the Netherlands

We study the effect of the reduction in the VAT rate on services by hairdressers from 17.5 to 6 percent in the Netherlands in January 2000.