I am professor Taxation and Public Finance at Tilburg University. I am teaching public finance and taxation courses for tax economics in the Bachelor and Master phase. My research focuses on the economic impact of taxing firms. This could international tax avoidance issues of multinationals firms or on the incorporation of firms. Besides at Tilburg university I am also affiliated to CPB.
My research focuses on the economic impact of taxing firms. One of my expertise areas is the international tax avoidance multinationals firms. By using empirical methods I try to establish the size of international tax avoidance and the causes. I am also writing policy contributions on the solutions of international tax avoidance. Another area is the taxation of small firms and in particular the differences between incorporated and non incorporated firms.
I am mainly teaching public finance courses. My focus is on the economic impact of taxation on the behaviour of people and firms. What are the consequences for economic efficiency and redistribution? In my view this is a fascinating topic and try to convince the students this is an important topic.