Claus Thustrup Kreiner

Claus Thustrup Kreiner


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Personal Details

Born November 1969 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Married to Signe Thustrup Kreiner. Two children: Mads & Marie

Change of last name in Spring 2000 from Hansen to Kreiner



PhD in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1998

Visiting PhD student, University of York, 1996

MSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1994

BSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1991


Professional Experience (after PhD)

Director, Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), 2005-

Director, WEST, a Center of Research Excellence of the University of Copenhagen, 2011-2013

Professor, University of Copenhagen, 2005-

Visiting Scholar, Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at UC Berkeley, 2003

Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, 1999-2004

Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, 1997-1999


Research Networks

Research fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, 2009-

Research fellow, CESifo research network, München, 2000-


Editorial Work

Co-Editor, Journal of Public Economics, 2014-

Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economics, 2009-2014

Associate Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2013-

Board of Editors, Danish Journal of Economics (Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift), 2000-

Refereeing in 2015: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy


Policy Advice

Co-chairman of the Danish Economic Council (Vismand), 2010-2014

Expert witness at hearing in the Danish parliament about taxation and labor supply, 2014

Member of the Danish Tax Commission, 2008-2009

Deputy Member, The Danish Competition Council, 2009


Research Grants and Awards

Grant from the University of Copenhagen, Program of excellence, Economic Policy in the Modern Welfare State, 2008‐2013.

Grant from the International Growth Center (IGC), 2009

Grant from the Danish Social Science Research Council, 2003, 2006, 2009

EPRU-Network Research Grants, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013

The Invisible Hand Award (best teacher award granted by the Society of Social Economics), 2006

Grant from the Danish National Research Foundation (received in cooperation with other EPRU members), 1998-2003

Best Teacher Award (granted by the Study Board of Economics at University of Copenhagen), 2002

The Invisible Hand Award (best teacher award granted by the Society of Social Economics), 2001

Zeuthen Award (granted to the best Master Thesis in Economics at University of Copenhagen), 1994

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