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Niels Johannesen

Niels Johannesen

Professor with special responsibilities

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Primary fields of research

International Taxation, Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance, Tax Planning, Taxation of Multinational Firms, Taxation and Regulation of the Financial Sector

Current research

Current research projects:

  • What is the effect of bank taxation on riskiness in the financial sector?
  • How do financial crises spread to the real economy?
  • Who owns the offshore wealth and why?


I teach a master-level course on tax policy and a first-year course on business economics. I supervise students on all topics within public economics

Selected publications

  1. Published

    The End of Bank Secrecy?: An Evaluation of the G20 Tax Haven Crackdown

    Johannesen, N. & Zucman, G. 2014 In : American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 6, 1, p. 65-91 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    Tax evasion and Swiss bank deposits

    Johannesen, N. 2014 In : Journal of Public Economics. 111, p. 46-62

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    The Consumption Effects of the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis: Evidence from Households in Denmark

    Jensen, T. L. & Johannesen, N. Nov 2017 In : The American Economic Review. 107, 11, p. 3386-3414

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Petro Rents, Political Institutions, and Hidden Wealth: Evidence from Offshore Bank Accounts

    Andersen, J. J., Johannesen, N., Lassen, D. D. & Paltseva, E. Aug 2017 In : Journal of the European Economic Association. 15, 4, p. 818-860

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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