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Claus Thustrup Kreiner

Claus Thustrup Kreiner

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Claus Thustrup Kreiner is professor and leader of the Economic Policy Research Unit at the University of Copenhagen. His main research area is Public Economics and he is a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics. His recent publications include articles in Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy dealing with optimal income tax theory for couples, effects of tax enforcement on tax compliance behavior, measurement of tax avoidence responses to tax reform and effects of taxation on labor mobility. Two of these studies have had a direct impact on tax laws and tax enforcement policy in Denmark. Claus Thustrup Kreiner was member of the latest Danish tax commission 2008-2009 and co-chairman of the Danish Economic Council 2010-2014 but is now back in research full time.

Research groups

EPRU
WEST

Primary fields of research

Public Economics

Teaching

Current teaching: Principles of Economics (first year undergraduate) and Public Economics (third year undergraduate and graduate). Main area of supervision: Public Economics.

Current research

Current research projects:

  • “Distributional Effects of Bequest” (with Simon Halphen Boserup from Copenhagen and Wojciech Kopczuk from Columbia University). Incomplete working paper. To be presented at the AEA Annual Meeting 2016.
  • "Effects of minimum wage rules on youth employment: Danish evidence from monthly employment records" (with Daniel Reck from University of Michigan and Peer Ebbesen Skov from University of Copenhagen). Work-in-progress.
  • “Financial Trouble Across Generations: Evidence from the Universe of Personal Loans in Denmark” (with Søren Leth-Petersen and Louise Willerslev-Olsen). Preliminary working paper, November 2015.
  • “Born with a silver spoon: Danish Evidence on intergenerational wealth formation from cradle to adulthood" (with Simon Halphen Boserup from Copenhagen and Wojciech Kopczuk from Columbia University). Working paper. March 2015. Revise-and-resubmit at the Economic Journal.
  • “Consumption Responses to Fiscal Stimulus Policy and the Household Price of Liquidity” (with David Dreyer Lassen and Søren Leth-Petersen). Revise-and-resubmit at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
  • “Intergenerational Wealth Mobility: Evidence from Danish Wealth Records of Three Generations” (with Simon Halphen Boserup from Copenhagen and Wojciech Kopczuk from Columbia University), Working paper. Presented at the AEA Annual Meeting 2014. Under revision.
  • “Baumol's Cost Disease and the Sustainability of the Welfare State” (with Torben M. Andersen). CEPR Discussion Paper no. 9772, December 2013. Revise-and-resubmit at Economica.
  • “Tax Reforms and Intertemporal Shifting of Wage Income: Evidence from Danish Monthly Payroll Records.” (with Søren Leth-Petersen and Peer Ebbesen Skov). Forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
  • "Why Can Modern Governments Tax So Much? An Agency Model of Firms as Fiscal Intermediaries" (with Henrik Jacobsen Kleven from LSE and Emmanuel Saez from UC Berkeley). Working Paper, June 2015. Under review.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Tax Reforms and Intertemporal Shifting of Wage Income: Evidence from Danish Monthly Payroll Records

    Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S. & Skov, P. E. 2016 In : American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 8, 3, p. 233-257

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Taxation and the Long Run Allocation of Labor: Theory and Danish Evidence

    Kreiner, C. T., Munch, J. R. & Whitta-Jacobsen, H. J. 2015 In : Journal of Public Economics. 127, p. 74–86

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Year-End Tax Planning of Top Management: Evidence from High-Frequency Payroll Data

    Kreiner, C. T., Leth-Petersen, S. & Skov, P. E. 2014 In : American Economic Review. 104, 5, p. 154-58 4 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Unwilling or Unable to Cheat? Evidence From a Tax Audit Experiment in Denmark

    Kleven, H. J., Knudsen, M. B., Kreiner, C. T., Pedersen, S. Ã. & Saez, E. 2011 In : Econometrica. 79, 3, p. 651-692 42 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    The Optimal Income Taxation of Couples

    Kleven, H. J., Kreiner, C. T. & Saez, E. 2009 In : Econometrica. 77, 2, p. 537-560 24 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Selected activities

  1. De Økonomiske Råd (External organisation)

    Kreiner, C. T. (Chair)
    1 Jan 201030 Nov 2014

    Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

  2. Skattekommissionen (External organisation)

    Kreiner, C. T. (Member)
    1 Feb 20082 Feb 2009

    Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

  3. Konkurrencerådet (External organisation)

    Kreiner, C. T. (Member)
    3 Apr 200931 Dec 2009

    Activity: MembershipMembership in committee, council, board

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