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  • Full professor Taxation and Public Finance from March 2019
  • Programmaleader Public finance, CPB from July 2019
  • Associate professor Tilburg University, 2016-2019
  • Programmeleader Income, purchase power and social insurance, CPB, 2019
  • Guest teacher Policy coordination in the EU, Free University, 2013-2015
  • Programmeleader Taxation, CPB, 2012-2018
  • Programmeleader Globalisation, CPB, 2009-2011
  • Programmeleader European Analysis, CPB, 2005-2009
  • Senior researcher 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

Current courses

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PhD supervision

PhD supervision Gabriella Massenz from June 2018

External positions

programe manager, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

31 Oct 2001 → …

Policy-oriented scientific research (Centraal Plan Bureau)

1 Oct 1996 → …


  • Policy Evaluation
  • Taxes
  • Public Finance
  • Tax On Wages/Income Tax
  • Tax Policy
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • International Taxation
  • Tax Economics

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taxes Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences
Turkey Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
income tax Social Sciences
WTO Social Sciences
Japan Social Sciences
economics Social Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2020

Belastingontwijking bedraagt paar honderd miljard

Translated title of the contribution: Tax avoidance costs a few hunderd billionLejour, A., 13 Feb 2020, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 105, 4782, p. 96-96 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

De last van onbelaste winsten: Belastingontwijking in en door Nederland

Translated title of the contribution: The burden of untaxed profits: tax avoidance in and throught the NetherlandsLejour, A., 7 Feb 2020, Tilburg: Tilburg University. 78 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Open Access
The Netherlands

Belastingmaatregelen tegen NL doorsluisland, voldoende impact?

Lejour, A., van 't Riet, M. & Mohlmann, J., 28 Feb 2019, In : Weekblad voor fiscaal recht. 40, 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

De lage rente biedt kans om de fiscale behandeling van de eigen woning te hervormen

Translated title of the contribution: The low interest rate creates opportunities to reform the fiscal treatment of the own houseLejour, A. & van Ewijk, C., 13 Dec 2019, Ontwerp voor een Beter Belastingstelsel. Cnossen, S. & Jacobs, B. (eds.). Rotterdam: ESB, p. 46-59

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Interest Rates

Dutch Shell Companies and International Tax Planning

Lejour, A., Mohlmann, J., van't Riet, M. & Benschop, T., 8 Jul 2019, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research, 39 p. (CentER Discussion Paper; vol. 2019-024).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Tax planning

Activities 2001 2019

The End of Tax Havens?

Arjan Lejour (Organiser), Maarten van 't Riet (Organiser)
23 Jan 201924 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Dutch Parliament (External organisation)

Arjan Lejour (Member)
1 Aug 201931 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeProfessional


Arjan Lejour (Speaker)
3 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

CPB Tax Haven Symposium

Arjan Lejour (Organiser), Maarten van 't Riet (Organiser)
24 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Professional

The (un)fairness of corporate taxation

Arjan Lejour (Speaker)
19 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Prizes / Recognition

Alan A. Powell Award

Arjan Lejour (Recipient), 2006


Global trade
Project analysis

GTAP research fellow

Arjan Lejour (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship

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