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 income, prices and social insurance. He is also professor Taxation and Public Finance at Tilburg University. Between 2011 and 2018 was responsible for the research programme taxation and the housing market 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)
  • Advisory board member Empirica
  • 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

April 19, 2019

Alternatieve financiering gemeenten stimuleert meer arbeidsdeelname

Gemeenten worden financieel niet gestimuleerd om alle mensen met een beperking aan een baan te helpen. Het is voor de gemeentekas aantrekkelijker om kansrijke bijstandsontvangers aan het werk te krijgen, dan niet...

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January 24, 2019

Conduit country the Netherlands in the spotlight

The Netherlands is an important link in the chain of diverting income flows: broader use of withholding taxes is necessary to combat international tax avoidance.

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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.