Leon Bettendorf

wetenschappelijk medewerker, Sector 2 Macro en internationale economie
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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


December 22, 2021

Het macromodel van het CPB: Saffier 3.0

Het Centraal Planbureau heeft zijn macro-economische model van de Nederlandse economie - Saffier - vernieuwd. Recente economische inzichten en ontwikkelingen zijn in de nieuwe versie verwerkt. Het CPB neemt de nieuwe versie van Saffier vanaf 22 december in gebruik.

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December 22, 2021

Saffier 3.0: Technical Background

This paper documents the Saffier 3.0 model that is used for making macroeconomic projections and assessing the responses to fiscal policy changes in the short and medium run. This dual purpose of the model brings with...

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December 13, 2021

National Productivity Board 2021 annual report

Productivity growth has been declining for several decades; not only in the Netherlands but in many European countries. During the corona pandemic, productivity growth has dropped even more....

September 28, 2021

Economische analyse steunpakket 2020

De door de overheid verleende coronasteun in 2020 is effectief geweest. Het voorkwam een sterke stijging van de werkloosheid en heeft bedrijven overeind gehouden. Naar schatting hebben dankzij het steunbeleid tussen de 65 duizend en 180 duizend mensen hun baan behouden. Het steunpakket verstoorde wel de bedrijvendynamiek.

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September 28, 2021

Analysis of The Covid-19 pandemic support policy 2020 with company data

This research shows that the support policy in 2020 has kept firms afloat, thereby preserving jobs. This was at the expense of economic dynamics. Most support has ended up in industries hardest hit by the lockdown, such...