1. Decentralization of social policy in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands has recently embarked on a considerable decentralization of social policy.

    CPB Background Document  | 24‑11‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.3 MB)

  2. Measuring Downward Nominal and Real Wage Rigidity - Why Methods Matter

    Although wage rigidity is an important topic, there is no full consensus in the literature on how to measure downward nominal and real wage rigidity.

    CPB Discussion Paper 315 | 20‑11‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.5 MB)

  3. Estimating the weight of opportunity costs in housing consumption

    People tend to neglect or underweight opportunity costs. Strong empirical evidence for the size of the underweighting appears to be absent.

    CPB Discussion Paper 314 | 16‑11‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.6 MB)

  4. An update of Blanchard’s and Leigh’s estimates in Growth Forecast Errors and Fiscal Multipliers

    Olivier Blanchard’s and Daniel Leigh’s work on growth forecast errors and fiscal multipliers in 2009-2011 has been highly influential.

    CPB Background Document  | 11‑11‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.5 MB)

  5. An estimated DSGE model for the Netherlands with unemployment

    The Lucas critique is an important problem for economic policy analysis.

    CPB Background Document  | 2‑11‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.5 MB)

  6. A macroeconomic analysis of the returns to public R&D investments

    This paper analyses the economic returns to public R&D investments in 22 OECD countries.

    CPB Discussion Paper 313 | 27‑10‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.8 MB)

  7. A model for joint pension risks

    The model’s aim is to be a building block in evaluating a wide range of policy reforms on pension policy.

    CPB Background Document  | 20‑10‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.8 MB)

  8. A Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Road Pricing in the Netherlands

    In the Netherlands, many political parties consider road pricing as an important instrument to improve accessibility.

    CPB Background Document  | 12‑10‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.6 MB)

  9. Earnings responses to discontinuities in social security contributions: Evidence from Dutch administrative data

    We analyse the effects of social security contributions (SSCs) by examining the distribution of earnings close to thresholds in the schedule in the Netherlands.

    CPB Discussion Paper 311 | 28‑09‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2 MB)

  10. Stay rates of foreign PhD graduates in the Netherlands

    The effects of foreign PhD graduates on the Dutch economy as a whole and on public finances in particular depends on whether and for how long foreigners stay in the country after receiving their PhD degree from a Dutch university.

    CPB Background Document  | 24‑09‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 1.8 MB)

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