Henrik Kleven is Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, appointed by the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Copenhagen. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 2003. He served as Chief Editor of the Journal of Public Economics until 2017, and will serve as Co-Editor of the American Economic Review from 2018. He has also held positions as Director or Co-Director of several research centers and programs, including the CEPR, IGC and STICERD.
His research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective public 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 journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies.