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CPB World Trade Monitor May 2016

CPB World Trade Monitor May 2016

The volume of world trade declined 0.4% in May, having decreased 0.3% in April (initial estimate: +0.6%).

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Lessons learnt from seven years of stagnation in the Eurozone

Lessons learnt from seven years of stagnation in the Eurozone

Three lessons may be drawn...

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Forecasts June 2016

Continuing growth, low inflation

Short-term forecasts, up to and including 2017

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Recent publications

Dependence on External Finance and SME Survival

This CPB Background Document addresses whether, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, default probabilities of firms that depend more on external finance were affected more negatively than default probabilities of less dependent firms.

CPB Background Document, 25 July 2016, Go to publication

Potential economic effects of TTIP for the Netherlands

The economic effects of TTIP are analysed with WorldScan. TTIP is expected to have a positive effect on trade between the EU and the US and on investment and economic growth in both areas. Hence, the Netherlands will benefit with an increase in GDP of 1.7% in 2030.

CPB Discussion Paper 331, 14 July 2016, Go to publication

Brexit costs the Netherlands billions through reduced trade

Brexit costs the Netherlands billions through reduced trade

A possible withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union will affect the Netherlands more severely than other EU countries, because of the strong trade relations between the Netherlands and the UK. This is one of the conclusions.

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The political economy of tax reforms

The political economy of tax reforms

Implementation of major tax reforms is practically impossible if political parties have not agreed on the subject in their government agreement. This is one of the conclusions mentioned in CPB Policy Brief 2016/08 'The political economy of tax reforms'.

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Long-term unemployment in the Netherlands

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Long-term unemployment in the Netherlands

Decentralization of social policy in the Netherlands

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Decentralization of social policy in the Netherlands

The effects of higher teacher pay on teacher retention

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The effects of higher teacher pay on teacher retention