Arjan Lejour

programmaleider, Sector 1 Publieke financiën
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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)
  • 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

November 17, 2020

Belastingontduiking en vermogensongelijkheid

Volgens internationale schattingen hebben Nederlandse huishoudens voor ruim 60 miljard euro uitstaan in belastingparadijzen. Met de inkeerregeling is tussen 2002 en 2018 voor ongeveer 12 miljard euro verborgen vermogen...

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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....

October 1, 2020

Dutch tax treaties and developing countries - a network analysis -

CPB analyses six tax treaties of the Netherlands with developing countries. These treaties are part of a tax network of more than 100 countries. CPB determines the tax burden on dividend, interest and royalty flows over...

April 21, 2020

Kansrijk belastingbeleid

Een lagere zorgtoeslag leidt tot een hoger arbeidsaanbod , maar de inkomensongelijkheid stijgt. Een CO2-belasting draagt bij aan het klimaat en het overheidsbudget, maar levert ook een lastenverzwaring op voor het...

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December 19, 2019

Limitation of holding structures for intra-EU dividends: A blow to tax avoidance?

This article analyses the recent rulings from the European Court of Justice in two Danish cases and examines their possible impact on international tax avoidance.

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