1. Investment in the OECD: pre- and post-crisis developments

    In June 2015, the Netherlands will chair the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. This year’s edition will address investment topics.

    CPB Communication  | 19‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.9 MB)

  2. Melting Ice Caps and the Economic Impact of Opening the Northern Sea Route

    A consequence of melting Arctic ice caps is the commercial viability of the Northern Sea Route, connecting North-East Asia with North-Western Europe.

    CPB Discussion Paper 307 | 12‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.9 MB)

  3. Causes and policy implications of the Dutch current account surplus

    The Netherlands has experienced a persistent and relatively large current account surplus since the 1970s. In recent years the surplus has increased, reaching a historically high level of 8.5% of GDP in 2013.

    CPB Policy Brief 2015/05 | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 3 MB)

  4. Facts and figures on the Dutch current account surplus

    In this document we summarise the most relevant empirical and stylised facts related to the Dutch current account.

    CPB Background Document  | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.3 MB)

  5. Literature survey on the theoretical explanations and empirical determinants of current account balances

    From the theoretical literature, we find that there are several explanations to account for persistent surpluses.

    CPB Background Document  | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.6 MB)

  6. Bilateral trade balances for the Netherlands and eight selected countries: Comparing gross and value added trade statistics and data sources

    The use of the GTAP and WIOD databases to calculate trade in value added provides valuable information that can be compared with the traditional gross trade statistics.

    CPB Background Document  | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 10.9 MB)

  7. The effect of schooling vouchers on higher education enrollment and completion of teachers: A regression discontinuity analysis

    This paper investigates the effects of education vouchers for teachers. We study effects on enrollment and completion of higher education programs, and on the retention of teachers in the education sector.

    CPB Discussion Paper 305 | 29‑04‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.2 MB)

  8. What drives cybercrime? Empirical evidence from DDoS attacks

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a frequently occurring type of cybercrime, with potentially large costs to the real economy. We propose a simple model of the size and direction of DDoS attacks.

    CPB Discussion Paper 306 | 29‑04‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.3 MB)

  9. Presentation 'CPB’s role in the Dutch medium-term budgetary framework'

    Presentation used by Wim Suyker during the 7th Annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary budget officials & independent fiscal institutions in Vienna.

    CPB Presentation  | 17‑04‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 611 KB)

  10. Central Economic Plan 2015

    For this year and the next, economic growth is projected to go up to 1.7% and 1.8%, respectively.

    CEP  | 16‑03‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.8 MB)

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