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CPB World Trade Monitor

CPB World Trade Monitor

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade increased 0.4% in May, having increased 0.7% in April

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Forecasts June 2018

Continuing growth, increasing political risk

Short-term forecasts, up to and including 2019

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Recent publications

Frontier firms and followers in the Netherlands: estimating productivity and identifying the frontier

This study shows that constructing a large dataset, which sufficiently covers all firm sizes, is a prerequisite for studying the divergence hypothesis. We merge datasets of individual firm and employee data in the years 20062015 for the Netherlands, resulting in a representative sample of corporations. We find no evidence of diverging productivity between firms on the national frontier and laggard firms.

CPB Background Document, 2 July 2018, Go to publication

A Review on ESBies - The senior tranche of sovereign bond-backed securities

Safe assets, assets with low risk and high liquidity, are the cornerstone for modern financial systems. The biggest holders of safe assets are banks, which need to hold safe assets to meet capital and liquidity requirements. Safe assets also provide high-quality, liquid collateral for banks’ repo transactions. Besides, safe assets provide benchmarks for the price formation of other financial assets.

CPB Background Document, 5 June 2018, Go to publication

Back to normal monetary policy

Back to normal monetary policy

The question is no longer if, but when and how unconventional monetary policy will be phased out. The undoing of the unconventional policies will affect European economies, just as their build up stimulated the euro area economy.

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Biomass with CO2 storage presents unique opportunities

Biomass with CO2 storage presents unique opportunities

The costs to the EU of achieving its climate targets could be substantially reduced if it would use negative emissions technology, such as the gasification of biomass in specially designed power plants that capture CO2 and store it underground (BECCS).

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CPB Historical Collection: publications digitally available from 1946

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CPB Historical Collection: publications digitally available from 1946

Cyber Security Risk Assessment for the Economy

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Cyber Security Risk Assessment for the Economy

Brexit costs for the Netherlands arise from reduced trade

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Brexit costs for the Netherlands arise from reduced trade