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[Photo: Henrik KLEVEN] Dr Henrik KLEVEN
PEP Director and Professor of Economics; CEP Associate - Labour Markets
Tel: +44 (0)20 7852 3548
Email: h.j.kleven@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 3.16  

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Expertise: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics


Henrik Kleven is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, Editor of the Journal of Public Economics, Director of the Public Economics Programs at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, and Co-Director of the State Effectiveness Program at the International Growth Centre. Kleven's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective government policies. His work on tax and transfer policy has had policy impact in both developed and developing countries. His academic articles have been published in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Current Areas of Research:

Tax Compliance; Taxation & Development; Labor Supply; Migration; Housing Market; Optimal Taxation and Transfer Programs; Gender Differences in the Labor Market; Social Norms


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2003

CEP Publications

Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Taxation and International Migration of Superstars: Evidence from the European Football Market Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais and Emmanuel Saez
February 2012
Paper No' PEP 14:
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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Estimating Taxable Income Responses using Danish Tax Reforms Henrik Kleven and Esben Anton Schultz
February 2012
Paper No' PEP 13:
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JEL Classification: H24; H31; J22