Leon Bettendorf

wetenschappelijk medewerker, Sector 2 Macro-analyse
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+31 6 46350704 L.J.H.Bettendorf@cpb.nl
Centraal Planbureau

Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
2594 AV Den Haag

Leon Bettendorf has been working since 2003 at CPB. His research interests are broad but are mainly in the field of aging and taxes. He carries a lot of research on corporate taxation in the EU. In his research he likes using applied general equilibrium models. Currently he is also coordinator of a consortium that performs analysis of taxation on behalf of the European Commission (TAXUD).

Last publication: contribution to A retrospective evaluation of elements of the EU VAT system, This report was commissioned by the European Commission (DG TAXUD) and prepared by a consortium under the project leader IFS.


  • 1985: Graduate in Economics, K.U. Leuven
  • 1994: PhD in Economics, K.U. Leuven (Dissertation: A dynamic applied general equilibrium model for a small open economy)
  • 2005 - 2008: assistent professor Macroeconomics Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • >2003: researcher CPB


February 18, 2020

Markups in a dual labour market: the case of the Netherlands

We follow the production function approach to assess markups, which requires the estimation of the output elasticity of a free input. In the basic setup we estimate a structural value added production function, using...

March 18, 2019

Markups van bedrijven in Nederland

Deze CPB Notitie geeft inzicht in hoe markups zich hebben ontwikkeld in Nederland in de periode 2006-2015. De markup is berekend voor de hele economie en per sector (bedrijfstak) voor goederen en diensten die verkocht...

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March 18, 2019

Estimating Markups in the Netherlands

In this study we analyse the dynamics of firm markups at a national level in the Netherlands. This document is a technical report that describes the literature review, data, methodology and results used in Meijerink et...

July 2, 2018

Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier

This study shows that constructing a large dataset, which sufficiently covers all firm sizes, is a prerequisite for studying the divergence hypothesis. We merge datasets of individual firm and employee data in the years 20062015 for the Netherlands, resulting in a representative sample of corporations. We find no evidence of diverging productivity between firms on the national frontier and laggard firms.

June 28, 2018

Koplopers en volgers: geen divergentie in Nederland

Deze Notitie geeft een overzicht van de bijdragen van kleine en grote bedrijven aan de productiviteitsgroei in Nederland.  Het vindt geen aanwijzingen dat de productiviteit van koplopers in Nederland sneller toeneemt...