Kurt Van Dender
OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Acting Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division
Kurt Van Dender is the Acting Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Kurt joined the OECD in 2013, where he now leads a team of economists, lawyers and statisticians focused on delivering high quality economic analysis and tax policy advice and providing internationally comparable tax data and statistical analysis. In prior roles Kurt led the Tax and the Environment work at the CTPA, was the Chief Economist of the International Transport Forum, and was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California at Irvine. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Leuven in Belgium.