1. What are the wage effects of extending collective labour agreements? Evidence from the Netherlands

    This CPB Background Document estimates the effect of mandatory extensions of industry-level collective labour agreements (CLA’s) on wages using a large linked employer-employee database.

    CPB Background Document  | 2‑05‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1.5 MB)

  2. The Dutch medium-term outlook and the European budgetary rules

    This Backgrounddocument makes available in English work recently published in Dutch on structural budget balances in a medium-term framework.

    CPB Background Document  | 22‑04‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1.1 MB)

  3. Impact of funding targeted pre-school interventions on school readiness: Evidence from the Netherlands

    We analyze the effectiveness of the early childhood programme (ECP) in the Netherlands. The programme is designed for 2.5 to 4 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    CPB Discussion Paper 328 | 29‑03‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1.6 MB)

  4. Presentation: Scenarios on social participation and healthy life years

    Presentation used by Bert Smid during the MOPACT Active Ageing Forum, Vienna, March 15th 2016.

    CPB Presentation  | 24‑03‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 445.4 KB)

  5. Does independent needs assessment limit supply-side moral hazard in long-term care?

    The decision about the amount and type of care that a patient needs may be entrusted to health care providers or be delegated to an independent assessor.

    CPB Discussion Paper 327 | 24‑03‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1.3 MB)

  6. Sorting around the discontinuity threshold: The case of a neighbourhood investment programme

    In the Netherlands, a neighbourhood investment programme was implemented in 2008.

    CPB Discussion Paper 329 | 22‑03‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1.5 MB)

  7. Central Economic Plan 2016

    The moderate rate of economic recovery is continuing, on a global level, with a 2.9% growth in the world economy projected for this year, and 3.2% for the next.

    CEP  | 21‑03‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1.9 MB)

  8. Tax bunching by owners of small corporations

    In the Netherlands owners of small corporations face taxation of corporate, labour and capital income. Taxation of the latter may be deferred. We study their options for income shifting using bunching techniques.

    CPB Discussion Paper 326 | 16‑03‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 2 MB)

  9. Presentation: Contribution of investments to a competitive Europe: Opportunities and restrictions

    Presentation used by Laura van Geest during the "Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (IPC SECG)", European Parliament, Brussels, 17 February 2016.

    CPB Presentation  | 18‑02‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 1 MB)

  10. Tackling Spillovers by Taxing Corporate Income in the European Union at Source

    This paper surveys and evaluates the corporation tax (CT) systems of the Member States of the European Union on the basis of a comprehensive taxonomy of actual and potential regimes.

    CPB Discussion Paper 324 | 18‑02‑2016 | Download (PDF document, 927.6 KB)

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